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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102816/clinicopathological-features-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-iga-nephropathy-with-minimal-change-disease-related-to-exposure-to-mercury-containing-cosmetics-a-case-report%C3%A2
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Hong-Xin Niu, Shen-Heng Li, Hong-Ying Li, Yi-Hua Chen, Wei-Wei Liu, Pei-Lin Li, Hai-Bo Long
AIM: Membranous nephropathy and minimal change disease (MCD) have been involved in mercury-induced nephrotic syndrome. IgA nephropathy is not known to be a common pathological type. In the present article, we report a case of IgA nephropathy with MCD following exposure to mercury-containing skin lightening cream. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The patient was a 39-year-old woman who presented with nephrotic syndrome. She had a 6-month history of using as many as 8 kinds of skin-lightening creams, and urinary mercury excretion was high...
January 19, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102570/simultaneous-determination-of-free-and-total-prostate-specific-antigen-by-a-magnetic-particle-based-time-resolved-fluoroimmunoassay
#2
Bin Zhou, Jue Zhang, Zhongwei Lv, Jun Fan, Yi Zhang, Biao Huang
OBJECTIVES: In this paper, a novel, sensitive and rapid method to simultaneously determine the free and total prostate-specific antigen (fPSA and tPSA) in serum by combining a time-resolved fluoroimmunoassay (TRFIA) and immunomagnetic separation was described. METHODS: The new approach uses magnetic particles as an immobilization matrix and means of separation, whereas the luminescent europium (Eu) and samarium (Sm) chelates are used as probes. The proposed method was evaluated via a single-step, sandwich-type TRFIA immunoassay of tPSA and fPSA as model analytes in serum...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101313/a-young-adult-with-unintended-acute-intravenous-iron-intoxication-treated-with-oral-chelation-the-use-of-liver-ferriscan-for-diagnosing-and-monitoring-tissue-iron-load
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Mohamed Yassin, Ashraf T Soliman, Vincenzo De Sanctis, Abbas Moustafa, Sandra Abou Samaan, Abdulqadir Nashwan
Acute iron intoxication (FeI) in humans has not been adequately studied. The manifestation of FeI, defined as a serum iron concentration >300 μg/dL (55 μmol/L) within 12 hours of ingestion, include various symptoms appearing in progressive stages. Systemic toxicity is expected with an intake of 60 mg/kg. A 27-year-old female nurse presented with unintended acute intravenous iron intoxication (FeI) a week after self-injecting herself with 20 ampoules of IV iron (4,000 mg elemental iron, 60 mg/kg). She had stable vital signs and mild hepatic tenderness...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101309/patients-with-haemoglobinopathies-and-chronic-hepatitis-c-a-real-difficult-to-treat-population-in-2016
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Kalliopi Zachou, Pinelopi Arvaniti, Nikolaos K Gatselis, Kalliopi Azariadis, Georgia Papadamou, Eirini Rigopoulou, George N Dalekos
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: In the past, patients with haemoglobinopathies were at high risk of acquiring hepatitis C virus (HCV) due to multiple transfusions before HCV screening. In these patients, the coexistence of haemochromatosis and chronic hepatitis C (CHC) often leads to more severe liver disease. We assessed the HCV prevalence, clinical characteristics and outcome in this setting with particular attention to the response to treatment including therapies with the new direct acting antivirals (DAAs)...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101189/inhibition-of-cytoskeletal-protein-carbonylation-may-protect-against-oxidative-damage-in-traumatic-brain-injury
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Qiusheng Zhang, Meng Zhang, Xianjian Huang, Xiaojia Liu, Weiping Li
Oxidative stress is the principal factor in traumatic brain injury (TBI) that initiates protracted neuronal dysfunction and remodeling. Cytoskeletal proteins are known to be carbonylated under oxidative stress; however, the complex molecular and cellular mechanisms of cytoskeletal protein carbonylation remain poorly understood. In the present study, the expression levels of glutathione (GSH) and thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) were investigated in PC12 cells treated with H2O2. Western blot analysis was used to monitor the carbonylation levels of β-actin and β-tubulin...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100855/trace-elements-as-an-activator-of-antioxidant-enzymes
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Marta Wołonciej, Elżbieta Milewska, Wiesława Roszkowska-Jakimiec
Oxidative stress is a state of impaired balance between the formation of free radicals and antioxidant capacity of the body. It causes many defects of the body, e.g. lipid peroxidation, DNA and protein damage. In order to prevent the effects of oxidative stress, the organism has developed defence mechanisms. These mechanisms capture and inhibit the formation of free radicals and also chelate ion metals that catalyse free radical reactions. Trace elements are components of antioxidant enzymes involved in antioxidant mechanisms...
December 31, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100752/differential-vulnerability-of-ca1-versus-ca3-pyramidal-neurons-after-ischemia-possible-relationship-to-sources-of-zn2-accumulation-and-its-entry-into-and-prolonged-effects-on-mitochondria
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Yuliya V Medvedeva, Sung G Ji, Hong Z Yin, John H Weiss
: Excitotoxic mechanisms contribute to the degeneration of hippocampal pyramidal neurons after recurrent seizures and brain ischemia. However, susceptibility differs, with CA1 neurons degenerating preferentially after global ischemia and CA3 neurons after limbic seizures. Whereas most studies address contributions of excitotoxic Ca(2+) entry, it is apparent that Zn(2+) also contributes, reflecting accumulation in neurons either after synaptic release and entry through postsynaptic channels or upon mobilization from intracellular Zn(2+)-binding proteins such as metallothionein-III (MT-III)...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100224/radical-scavenging-activities-of-lagerstroemia-speciosa-l-pers-petal-extracts-and-its-hepato-protection-in-ccl4-intoxicated-mice
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Bipransh Kumar Tiwary, Somit Dutta, Priyankar Dey, Mossaraf Hossain, Anoop Kumar, Sony Bihani, Ashis Kumar Nanda, Tapas Kumar Chaudhuri, Ranadhir Chakraborty
BACKGROUND: Lagerstroemia speciosa (L.) Pers. has medicinal importance. Bioactive phytochemicals isolated from different parts of L. speciosa, have revealed hypoglycemic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and hepato protective properties. Despite one report from Philippines detailing the use of L. speciosa as curative for fever and as well as diuretic, there is no experimental evidence about the hepatoprotective activity of the flower extracts. METHODS: Several spectroscopic methods, including GC-MS, were used to characterize phytochemicals present in the petal extract of L...
January 18, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100082/synthesis-and-bioactivity-of-several-new-hetaryl-sulfonamides
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Parham Taslimi, Afsun Sujayev, Sevgi Mamedova, Pınar Kalın, İlhami Gulçin, Nastaran Sadeghian, Sukru Beydemir, O Irfan Kufrevioglu, Saleh H Alwasel, Vagif Farzaliyev, Sabir Mamedov
1-(4-Methylsulfonyl)-2-thione-4-aryl-5-Z-6-methyl and oxyalkyl-imidazoles were synthesized from different tetrahydropyrimidinethiones and aryl sulfonyl chloride. These compunds were tested for metal chelating effects and to determine the phrase in which inhibition occured between two physiologically pertinent compunds and carbonic anhydrase (CA) isozymes I and II (hCA I and II), butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) and acetylcholinesterase (AChE). AChE was detected in high concentrations in the brain and red blood cells...
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099473/the-staphylococcus-aureus-srrab-regulatory-system-modulates-hydrogen-peroxide-resistance-factors-which-imparts-protection-to-aconitase-during-aerobic-growth
#10
Ameya A Mashruwala, Jeffrey M Boyd
The SrrAB two-component regulatory system (TCRS) positively influences the transcription of genes involved in aerobic respiration in response to changes in respiratory flux. Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) can arise as a byproduct of spontaneous interactions between dioxygen and components of respiratory pathways. H2O2 damages cellular factors including protein associated iron-sulfur cluster prosthetic groups. We found that a Staphylococcus aureus strain lacking the SrrAB two-component regulatory system (TCRS) is sensitive to H2O2 intoxication...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099451/drawbacks-of-dialysis-procedures-for-removal-of-edta
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Andreia Mónico, Eva Martínez-Senra, F Javier Cañada, Silvia Zorrilla, Dolores Pérez-Sala
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) is a chelating agent commonly used in protein purification, both to eliminate contaminating divalent cations and to inhibit protease activity. For a number of subsequent applications EDTA needs to be exhaustively removed. Most purification methods rely in extensive dialysis and/or gel filtration in order to exchange or remove protein buffer components, including metal chelators. We report here that dialysis protocols, even as extensive as those typically employed for protein refolding, may not effectively remove EDTA, which is reduced only by approximately two-fold and it also persists after spin-column gel filtration, as determined by NMR and by colorimetric methods...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099398/utilizing-a-novel-mobile-health-selfie-application-to-improve-compliance-to-iron-chelation-in-pediatric-patients-receiving-chronic-transfusions
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Sarah Leonard, Lindsay M Anderson, Jude Jonassaint, Charles Jonassaint, Nirmish Shah
Iron chelation therapy can prevent iron overload for pediatric patients with sickle cell disease and β-thalassemia major; however, adherence is suboptimal. Therefore, we developed an intensive training program (ITP), to improve medication management and disease knowledge. The objectives were to determine feasibility of the ITP and its preliminary impact on adherence, disease knowledge, and health outcomes. Pediatric patients were recruited to participate in the ITP over a 90-day period and were followed for 6 months...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098404/esi-activity-of-br-bf4-clo4-and-bph4-anions-in-the-presence-of-li-and-nbu4-counter-ions
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Konrad Koszinowski, Friederike Lissy
To improve our understanding of the electrospray-ionization (ESI) process, we have subjected equimolar mixtures of salts A(+) X(-) (A(+)  = Li(+) , NBu4(+) ; X(-)  = Br(-) , ClO4(-) , BF4(-) , BPh4(-) ) in different solvents (CH3 CN, tetrahydrofuran, CH3 OH, H2 O) to negative-ion mode ESI and analyzed the relative ESI activity of the different anionic model analytes. The ESI activity of the large and hydrophobic BPh4(-) ion greatly exceeds that of the smaller and more hydrophilic anions Br(-) , ClO4(-) , and BF4(-) , which we ascribe to its higher surface activity...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098294/co2-as-a-hydrogen-vector-transition-metal-diamine-catalysts-for-selective-hcooh-dehydrogenation
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Cornel Fink, Gábor Laurenczy
The homogeneous catalytic dehydrogenation of formic acid in aqueous solution provides an efficient in situ method for hydrogen production, under mild conditions, and at an adjustable rate. We synthesized a series of catalysts with the chemical formula [(Cp*)M(N-N')Cl] (M = Ir, Rh; Cp* = pentamethylcyclopentadienyl; N-N = bidentate chelating nitrogen donor ligands), which have been proven to be active in selective formic acid decomposition in aqueous media. The scope of the study was to examine the relationship between stability and activity of catalysts for formic acid dehydrogenation versus electronic and steric properties of selected ligands, following a bottom-up approach by increasing the complexity of the N,N'-ligands progressively...
January 18, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097874/through-scaffold-modification-to-3-5-diaryl-4-5-dihydroisoxazoles-new-potent-and-selective-inhibitors-of-monoamine-oxidase-b
#15
Rita Meleddu, Simona Distinto, Roberto Cirilli, Stefano Alcaro, Matilde Yanez, Maria Luisa Sanna, Angela Corona, Claudia Melis, Giulia Bianco, Peter Matyus, Filippo Cottiglia, Elias Maccioni
3,5-Diaryl-4,5-dihydroisoxazoles were synthesized and evaluated as monoamine oxidase (MAO) enzyme inhibitors and iron chelators. All compounds exhibited selective inhibitory activity towards the B isoform of MAO in the nanomolar concentration range. The best performing compound was preliminarily evaluated for its ability to bind iron II and III cations, indicating that neither iron II nor iron III is coordinated. The best compounds racemic mixtures were separated and single enantiomers inhibitory activity evaluated...
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097756/aazta-an-ideal-chelating-agent-for-the-development-of-44-sc-pet-imaging-agents
#16
Gábor Nagy, Dezső Szikra, György Trencsényi, Anikó Fekete, Ildikó Garai, Arianna M Giani, Roberto Negri, Norberto Masciocchi, Alessandro Maiocchi, Fulvio Uggeri, Imre Tóth, Silvio Aime, Giovanni B Giovenzana, Zsolt Baranyai
Unprecedented fast and efficient complexation of Sc(III) was demonstrated with the chelating agent AAZTA (AAZTA=1,4-bis(carboxymethyl)-6-[bis(carboxymethyl)]amino-6-methylperhydro-1,4-diazepine) under mild experimental conditions. The robustness of the (44) Sc(AAZTA)(-) chelate and conjugated biomolecules thereof is further shown by in vivo PET imaging in healthy and tumor mice models. The new results pave the way towards development of efficient Sc-based radiopharmaceuticals using the AAZTA chelator.
January 18, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097376/elemental-labelling-and-mass-spectrometry-for-the-specific-detection-of-sulfenic-acid-groups-in-model-peptides-a-proof-of-concept
#17
Mona Sharar, Essa M Saied, Mario C Rodriguez, Christoph Arenz, Maria Montes-Bayón, Michael W Linscheid
Oxidative transformation of cysteine thiol groups into different functional groups is considered a significant posttranslational modification of great importance in pathological and physiological processes. A cysteine sulfenic acid (SA) residue is the transient state for thiol group oxidation and it can react with free thiols to form disulfide bonds or can be further oxidized with reactive oxygen/reactive nitrogen species (ROS/RNS) to form sulfinic and sulfonic acids. The increase in ROS/RNS concentrations is correlated to age-related diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer's disease...
January 17, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095073/preclinical-and-potential-applications-of-common-western-herbal-supplements-as-complementary-treatment-in-parkinson-s-disease
#18
Luke A Morgan, Oliver Grundmann
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurological disorder with a complex pathological etiology, which is not fully understood. Progression of PD may be the result of a buildup of iron in the substantia nigra, microglia-mediated neuroinflammation, dysfunctional mitochondria, or abnormal protein handling. Dopamine is the main neurotransmitter affected, but as the disease progresses, a decrease in all the brain's biogenic amines occurs. Current medication used in the treatment of PD aims to prevent the breakdown of dopamine or increase dopaminergic neurotransmission in the central nervous system...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094851/blood-transfusion-for-preventing-primary-and-secondary-stroke-in-people-with-sickle-cell-disease
#19
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Lise J Estcourt, Patricia M Fortin, Sally Hopewell, Marialena Trivella, Winfred C Wang
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease is one of the commonest severe monogenic disorders in the world, due to the inheritance of two abnormal haemoglobin (beta globin) genes. Sickle cell disease can cause severe pain, significant end-organ damage, pulmonary complications, and premature death. Stroke affects around 10% of children with sickle cell anaemia (HbSS). Chronic blood transfusions may reduce the risk of vaso-occlusion and stroke by diluting the proportion of sickled cells in the circulation...
January 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094551/effect-of-bovine-lactoferrin-on-chlamydia-trachomatis-infection-and-inflammation
#20
Rosa Sessa, Marisa Di Pietro, Simone Filardo, Alessia Bressan, Luigi Rosa, Antimo Cutone, Alessandra Frioni, Francesca Berlutti, Rosalba Paesano, Piera Valenti
Chlamydia trachomatis is an obligate, intracellular pathogen responsible for the most common sexually transmitted bacterial disease worldwide, causing acute and chronic infections. The acute infection is susceptible to antibiotics, whereas the chronic one needs prolonged therapies, thus increasing the risk of developing antibiotic resistance. Novel alternative therapies are needed. The intracellular development of C. trachomatis requires essential nutrients, including iron. Iron-chelating drugs inhibit C. trachomatis developmental cycle...
October 21, 2016: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
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