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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430029/legal-mapping-analysis-of-state-telehealth-reimbursement-policies
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Kate E Trout, Sankeerth Rampa, Fernando A Wilson, Jim P Stimpson
BACKGROUND: There exists rapid growth and inconsistency in the telehealth policy environment, which makes it difficult to quantitatively evaluate the impact of telehealth reimbursement and other policies without the availability of a legal mapping database. INTRODUCTION: We describe the creation of a legal mapping database of state-level policies related to telehealth reimbursement of healthcare services. Trends and characteristics of these policies are presented...
April 21, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429995/new-insights-into-the-role-of-dietary-spermine-on-inflammation-immune-function-and-related-signalling-molecules-in-the-thymus-and-spleen-of-piglets
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Wei Cao, Xianjian Wu, Gang Jia, Hua Zhao, Xiaoling Chen, Caimei Wu, Jiayong Tang, Jing Wang, Jingyi Cai, Guangmang Liu
This study aimed to determine the effects of dietary spermine supplementation on the inflammatory response and immune function of the thymus and spleen in piglets. Eighty suckling piglets were randomly assigned to receive adequate nutrients supplemented with spermine (0.4 mmol/kg body weight) or restricted nutrient intake supplemented with normal saline for 7 h or 3, 6 and 9 days in pairs. Regardless of treatment time, spermine supplementation decreased (p < 0.05, compared with the controls) the following: (1) tumour necrosis factor α (TNF-α), interleukin (IL)-1β, 2 and 6, and interferon (IFN)-γ levels in serum; (2) gene expression of cluster of differentiation 8 and integrin beta-2 in the thymus and spleen and the lymphocyte function-associated antigen 1 in the thymus; (3) mRNA levels of TNF-α, IL 1β, 2, 6, and 12, IFN-γ and inducible nitric oxide synthase in the thymus and spleen, as well as IL-8 in the spleen; and (4) eukaryotic IF4E-binding protein 1, Janus kinase 2, signal transducer and activator of transcription 3, and nuclear factor-kappa B P65 gene transcriptions in the thymus and spleen...
June 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429366/analysis-of-transcriptional-activities-of-angiogenic-biomarkers-during-intrauterine-complications-leading-to-preterm-birth
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M Rabajdová, R Dudič, P Urban, V Dudičová, P Urdzík, M Mareková
OBJECTIVE: Pre-eclampsia, growth retardation and preterm delivery are the most common reasons leading to increased maternal and perinatal mortality. The increased expression of hypoxia induced factors, such as HIF-1, triggers the overexpression of anti-angiogenic genes. The aim of this study was to determine the transcriptional activity of individual pro- and anti-angiogenic markers (VEGF, HIF-1, sEng, Flt-1, PlGF-1) in maternal blood samples from patients with spontaneous preterm labor, preterm labor in combination with pre-eclampsia and fetal growth restriction in comparison with physiologically terminated pregnancies...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428618/pulmonary-delivery-of-triptolide-loaded-liposomes-decorated-with-anti-carbonic-anhydrase-ix-antibody-for-lung-cancer-therapy
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Congcong Lin, Blenda Chi Kwan Wong, Hubiao Chen, Zhaoxiang Bian, Ge Zhang, Xue Zhang, Muhammad Kashif Riaz, Deependra Tyagi, Ge Lin, Yanbo Zhang, Jinjin Wang, Aiping Lu, Zhijun Yang
Antibody-decorated liposomes can facilitate the precise delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs to the lung by targeting a recognition factor present on the surface of lung tumor cells. Carbonic anhydrase IX (CA IX) is an enzyme expressed on the surface of lung cancer cells with a restricted expression in normal lungs. Here, we explored the utility of anti-carbonic anhydrase IX (CA IX) antibody, conjugated to the surface of triptolide (TPL)-loaded liposomes (CA IX-TPL-Lips), to promote the therapeutic effects for lung cancer via pulmonary administration...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427940/characterization-of-the-rax1-gene-encoding-a-putative-regulator-of-g-protein-signaling-in-aspergillus-fumigatus
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Olumuyiwa Ayokunle Igbalajobi, Jae-Hyuk Yu, Kwang-Soo Shin
The filamentous fungus Aspergillus fumigatus is the major cause of life threatening invasive aspergillosis, and its small hydrophobic asexual spores (conidia) are the major infection agent. To better understand biology of A. fumigatus, we have characterized the rax1 gene encoding a putative regulator of G protein signaling (RGS). The deletion (Δ) of rax1 results in restricted colony growth and highly reduced number of conidia in A. fumigatus. Transcript levels of the three central activators of asexual development abaA, brlA, and wetA are significantly reduced in the Δrax1 mutant...
April 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427209/hif1%C3%AE-regulates-single-differentiated-glioma-cell-dedifferentiation-to-stem-like-cell-phenotypes-with-high-tumorigenic-potential-under-hypoxia
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Pan Wang, Chuan Lan, Shuanglong Xiong, Xiuwen Zhao, You'an Shan, Rong Hu, Wenwu Wan, Shuangjiang Yu, Bin Liao, Guangzhi Li, Junwei Wang, Dewei Zou, Bing Chen, Hua Feng, Nan Wu
The standard treatment for Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is surgical resection and subsequent radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Surgical resection of GBM is typically restricted because of its invasive growth, which results in residual tumor cells including glioma stem cells (GSCs) and differentiated cells. Recurrence has been previously thought to occur as a result of these GSCs, and hypoxic microenvironment maintains the GSCs stemness also plays an important role. Summarizing traditional studies and we find many researchers ignored the influence of hypoxia on differentiated cells...
March 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426742/multiple-components-of-pka-and-tgf-%C3%AE-pathways-are-mutated-in-pseudomyxoma-peritonei
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Lilli Saarinen, Pirjo Nummela, Alexandra Thiel, Rainer Lehtonen, Petrus Järvinen, Heikki Järvinen, Lauri A Aaltonen, Anna Lepistö, Sampsa Hautaniemi, Ari Ristimäki
Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a subtype of mucinous adenocarcinoma mainly restricted to the peritoneal cavity and most commonly originating from the appendix. The genetic background of PMP is poorly understood and no targeted treatments are currently available for this fatal disease. While RAS signaling pathway is affected in most if not all PMP cases and over half of them also have a mutation in the GNAS gene, other genetic alterations and affected pathways are, to a large degree, poorly known. In this study, we sequenced whole coding genome of nine PMP tumors and paired normal tissues in order to identify additional, commonly mutated genes and signaling pathways affected in PMP...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426719/transcriptome-of-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-reveals-unique-and-selective-gene-signatures
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Moon Young Lee, Se Eun Ha, Chanjae Park, Paul J Park, Robert Fuchs, Lai Wei, Brian G Jorgensen, Doug Redelman, Sean M Ward, Kenton M Sanders, Seungil Ro
Transcriptome-scale data can reveal essential clues into understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms behind specific cellular functions and biological processes. Transcriptomics is a continually growing field of research utilized in biomarker discovery. The transcriptomic profile of interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC), which serve as slow-wave electrical pacemakers for gastrointestinal (GI) smooth muscle, has yet to be uncovered. Using copGFP-labeled ICC mice and flow cytometry, we isolated ICC populations from the murine small intestine and colon and obtained their transcriptomes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426678/nutrition-education-improves-dietary-diversity-of-children-6-23-months-at-community-level-results-from-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial-in-malawi
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Judith Kuchenbecker, Anika Reinbott, Beatrice Mtimuni, Michael B Krawinkel, Irmgard Jordan
BACKGROUND: Low dietary quality and quantity and inappropriate feeding practices can cause undernutrition. Poor nutritional status in early childhood is associated with growth faltering. The objective of the study was to assess the potential of community-based nutrition education to improve height-for-age z-scores in children 6-23 months of age. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We carried out a cluster-randomized-controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of nutrition education...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426650/neural-injury-markers-in-intrauterine-growth-restriction-and-their-relation-to-perinatal-outcomes
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E Mazarico, E Llurba, R Cumplido, A Valls, J C Melchor, M Iglesias, L Cabero, E Gratacós, Md Gómez Roig
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to: (1) compare the concentrations of two neural injury markers, S100B protein and neuron-specific enolase (NSE), in intrauterine growth-restricted fetuses (IUGR) and in fetuses with appropriate growth-for-gestational-age (AGA), and (2) investigate potential relationships between concentrations of these markers, Doppler abnormalities, and adverse perinatal or neonatal outcomes. METHODS: This was a case-controlled, cooperative, prospective study among Spanish Maternal and Child Health Network (Retic SAMID) hospitals...
April 20, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425994/modulating-the-therapeutic-response-of-tumours-to-dietary-serine-and-glycine-starvation
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Oliver D K Maddocks, Dimitris Athineos, Eric C Cheung, Pearl Lee, Tong Zhang, Niels J F van den Broek, Gillian M Mackay, Christiaan F Labuschagne, David Gay, Flore Kruiswijk, Julianna Blagih, David F Vincent, Kirsteen J Campbell, Fatih Ceteci, Owen J Sansom, Karen Blyth, Karen H Vousden
The non-essential amino acids serine and glycine are used in multiple anabolic processes that support cancer cell growth and proliferation (reviewed in ref. 1). While some cancer cells upregulate de novo serine synthesis, many others rely on exogenous serine for optimal growth. Restriction of dietary serine and glycine can reduce tumour growth in xenograft and allograft models. Here we show that this observation translates into more clinically relevant autochthonous tumours in genetically engineered mouse models of intestinal cancer (driven by Apc inactivation) or lymphoma (driven by Myc activation)...
April 19, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424758/redox-related-epigenetic-mechanisms-in-glioblastoma-nuclear-factor-erythroid-derived-2-like-2-cobalamin-and-dopamine-receptor-subtype-4
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Matthew Scott Schrier, Malav Suchin Trivedi, Richard Carlton Deth
Glioblastoma is an exceptionally difficult cancer to treat. Cancer is universally marked by epigenetic changes, which play key roles in sustaining a malignant phenotype, in addition to disease progression and patient survival. Studies have shown strong links between the cellular redox state and epigenetics. Nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2) is a redox-sensitive transcription factor that upregulates endogenous antioxidant production, and is aberrantly expressed in many cancers, including glioblastoma...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424704/draco-stem-an-automatic-tool-to-generate-high-quality-3d-meshes-of-shoot-apical-meristem-tissue-at-cell-resolution
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Guillaume Cerutti, Olivier Ali, Christophe Godin
Context: The shoot apical meristem (SAM), origin of all aerial organs of the plant, is a restricted niche of stem cells whose growth is regulated by a complex network of genetic, hormonal and mechanical interactions. Studying the development of this area at cell level using 3D microscopy time-lapse imaging is a newly emerging key to understand the processes controlling plant morphogenesis. Computational models have been proposed to simulate those mechanisms, however their validation on real-life data is an essential step that requires an adequate representation of the growing tissue to be carried out...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423601/a-novel-lncrna-gasl1-inhibits-cell-proliferation-and-restricts-e2f1-activity
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Lital Gasri-Plotnitsky, Aviv Ovadia, Katerina Shamalov, Tali Nizri-Megnaji, Shimrit Meir, Irit Zurer, Cyrille J Cohen, Doron Ginsberg
The human genome encodes thousands of unique long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), many of which are emerging as critical regulators of cell fate. However, their functions as well as their transcriptional regulation are only partially understood. The E2F1 transcription factor induces both proliferation and apoptosis, and is a critical downstream target of the tumor suppressor, RB. Here, we provide evidence that a novel lncRNA named GASL1 is transcriptionally regulated by E2F1; GASL1 levels are elevated upon activation of exogenous E2F1 or endogenous E2Fs...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423546/tetraspanin-8-tspan-8-as-a-potential-target-for-radio-immunotherapy-of-colorectal-cancer
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Aurelie Maisonial-Besset, Tiffany Witkowski, Isabelle Navarro-Teulon, Odile Berthier-Vergnes, Giovanna Fois, Yingying Zhu, Sophie Besse, Olivia Bawa, Arnaud Briat, Mercedes Quintana, Alexandre Pichard, Mathilde Bonnet, Eric Rubinstein, Jean-Pierre Pouget, Paule Opolon, Lydia Maigne, Elisabeth Miot-Noirault, Jean-Michel Chezal, Claude Boucheix, Françoise Degoul
Tetraspanin 8 (TSPAN8) overexpression is correlated with poor prognosis in human colorectal cancer (CRC). A murine mAb Ts29.2 specific for human TSPAN8 provided significant efficiency for immunotherapy in CRC pre-clinical models. We therefore evaluate the feasability of targeting TSPAN8 in CRC with radiolabeled Ts29.2. Staining of tissue micro-arrays with Ts29.2 revealed that TSPAN8 espression was restricted to a few human healthy tissues. DOTA-Ts29.2 was radiolabeled with 111In or 177Lu with radiochemical purities >95%, specific activity ranging from 300 to 600 MBq/mg, and radioimmunoreactive fractions >80%...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423082/comparative-analysis-of-two-different-models-of-swimming-applied-to-pregnant-rats-born-small-for-pregnant-age
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Silvana B Corvino, Débora C Damasceno, Yuri K Sinzato, Aline O Netto, Nathália C D Macedo, Elena Zambrano, Gustavo T Volpato
The aim of this study was to compare two models of swimming applied to pregnant rats born small for pregnancy age (SPA). Diabetes was chemically induced in adult female rats to develop an inadequate intrauterine environment, leading to birth of a SPA offspring. In adulthood, the female SPA rats were mated and submitted to different swimming programs. The exercise program 1 (Ex1) consisted of swimming for 15 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of rest and another 15 minutes of swimming, 3 days a week before and during pregnancy...
January 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423064/biochemical-evaluation-of-the-anticancer-potential-of-the-polyamine-based-nanocarrier-nano11047
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Tracy Murray-Stewart, Elena Ferrari, Ying Xie, Fei Yu, Laurence J Marton, David Oupicky, Robert A Casero
Synthesizing polycationic polymers directly from existing drugs overcomes the drug-loading limitations often associated with pharmacologically inert nanocarriers. We recently described nanocarriers formed from a first-generation polyamine analogue, bis(ethyl)norspermine (BENSpm), that could simultaneously target polyamine metabolism while delivering therapeutic nucleic acids. In the current study, we describe the synthesis and evaluation of self-immolative nanocarriers derived from the second-generation polyamine analogue PG-11047...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423052/inflammation-induced-fetal-growth-restriction-in-rats-is-associated-with-increased-placental-hif-1%C3%AE-accumulation
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Kevin P Robb, Tiziana Cotechini, Camille Allaire, Arissa Sperou, Charles H Graham
INTRODUCTION: Hypoxia-inducible factor 1-alpha (HIF-1α) is the oxygen-sensitive subunit of the transcription factor HIF-1, and its expression is increased in placentas from pregnancies complicated by pre-eclampsia (PE). Fetal growth restriction (FGR) and PE often share a common pathophysiology; however, it is unknown whether increased placental HIF-1α occurs in FGR. We previously demonstrated that aberrant maternal inflammation in rats resulted in altered utero-placental perfusion and FGR, both of which were prevented by administration of the nitric oxide mimetic glyceryl trinitrate (GTN)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422943/the-effect-of-prenatal-tvoc-exposure-on-birth-and-infantile-weight-the-mothers-and-children-s-environmental-health-moceh-study
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Moonhee Chang, Hyesook Park, Mina Ha, Yun-Chul Hong, Youn-Hee Lim, Yangho Kim, Young Ju Kim, Dongheon Lee, Eun-Hee Ha
BACKGROUND: Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) might restrict prenatal and postnatal growth. However, the effect of prenatal VOCs exposure on postnatal growth has not been studied sufficiently. Thus we investigated the relationship between total volatile organic compounds (TVOC) exposure during pregnancy and postnatal growth. METHODS: A total of 383 pregnant participants were enrolled from 2006 to 2008. We investigated maternal characteristics using questionnaire...
April 19, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422147/construction-of-a-high-density-linkage-map-and-fine-mapping-of-qtls-for-growth-and-gonad-related-traits-in-blunt-snout-bream
#20
Shi-Ming Wan, Hong Liu, Bo-Wen Zhao, Chun-Hong Nie, Wei-Min Wang, Ze-Xia Gao
High-density genetic maps based on SNPs are essential for fine mapping loci controlling specific traits for fish species. Using restriction-site associated DNA tag sequencing (RAD-Seq) technology, we identified 42,784 SNPs evenly distributed across the Megalobrama amblycephala genome. Based on 2 parents and 187 intra-specific hybridization progenies, a total of 14,648 high-confidence SNPs were assigned to 24 consensus linkage groups (LGs) of maternal and paternal map. The total length of the integrated map was 3,258...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
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