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Deborah S Bower, David M Scheltinga, Simon Clulow, John Clulow, Craig E Franklin, Arthur Georges
Freshwater biota experience physiological challenges in regions affected by salinization, but often the effects on particular species are poorly understood. Freshwater turtles are of particular concern as they appear to have limited ability to cope with environmental conditions that are hyperosmotic to their body fluids. Here, we determined the physiological responses of two Australian freshwater chelid turtles, Emydura macquarii and Chelodina expansa, exposed to freshwater (0‰) and brackish water (15‰, representing a hyperosmotic environment)...
2016: Conservation Physiology
A P van Beek, M Emous, M Laville, J Tack
BACKGROUND: Dumping syndrome, a common complication of esophageal, gastric or bariatric surgery, includes early and late dumping symptoms. Early dumping occurs within 1 h after eating, when rapid emptying of food into the small intestine triggers rapid fluid shifts into the intestinal lumen and release of gastrointestinal hormones, resulting in gastrointestinal and vasomotor symptoms. Late dumping occurs 1-3 h after carbohydrate ingestion, caused by an incretin-driven hyperinsulinemic response resulting in hypoglycemia...
October 17, 2016: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Jana Ambrozic, Gabrijela Brzan Simenc, Katja Prokselj, Natasa Tul, Marta Cvijic, Miha Lucovnik
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate lung and cardiac ultrasound for assessment of fluid tolerance and fluid responsiveness in severe preeclamptic patients before and after delivery. METHODS: Severe preeclampsia patients and healthy term controls were included in the study. Lung ultrasound Echo Comet Score (ECS) was obtained using the 28-rib interspaces technique. Echocardiographic E/e' ratio, measured by pulsed wave and tissue Doppler, respectively, was used as a marker of diastolic left ventricular function...
October 13, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Tue Kruse Rasmussen
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are lifelong diseases with increased mortality and chronic pains. They are both characterized by immunological imbalances causing the immune system attack and destroy the bodies own tissues (called autoimmune disease). The best treatment, we are currently able to offer these patients, cause significant side-effects and can not prevent significant loss of quality of life. At the heart of the disease mechanisms in RA and SLE are subsets of immune cells called T and B cells...
October 2016: Danish Medical Journal
Aine M McKillop, Brian M Moran, Yasser H A Abdel-Wahab, Noella M Gormley, Peter R Flatt
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Abnormal cannabidiol (Abn-CBD) and AS-1269574 are potent selective agonists for GPR55 and GPR119, respectively. The present study evaluated the actions and ability of these small-molecule agonists to counteract experimental diabetes in mice. METHODS: Diabetes was induced in NIH Swiss mice by five consecutive daily intraperitoneal injections of 40 mg/(kg body weight) streptozotocin. Diabetic mice received daily oral administration of Abn-CBD or AS-1269574 (0...
September 27, 2016: Diabetologia
Rusudan Sujashvili
T and B lymphocytes play a central role in protecting the human body from infectious pathogens but occasionally they can escape immune tolerance, become activated, and induce autoimmune diseases. All deregulated cellular processes are associated with improper functioning of the ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) in eukaryotic cells. The role of ubiquitin in regulation of immune responses and in autoimmune diseases is only beginning to emerge. Ubiquitin is found in intra- and extracellular fluids and is involved in regulation of numerous cellular processes...
2016: Mediators of Inflammation
Aghogho Odudu, Christopher W McIntyre
Cardiac dysfunction is a key factor in the high morbidity and mortality rates seen in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Much of the dysfunction is manifest as adverse changes in cardiac and vascular structure prior to commencing dialysis. This adverse vascular remodeling arises as a dysregulation between pro- and antiproliferative signaling pathways in response to hemodynamic and nonhemodynamic factors. The HD procedure itself further promotes cardiomyopathy by inducing hypotension and episodic regional cardiac ischemia that precedes global dysfunction, fibrosis, worsening symptoms, and increased mortality...
August 24, 2016: Seminars in Dialysis
Stephen Lowe, Emanuele Sher, Graham Wishart, Kimberley Jackson, Eunice Yuen, Claire Brittain, Siew Chinn Fong, David O Clarke, William H Landschulz
Intranasally administered regular insulin and insulin aspart have shown cognitive benefit for patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). To support development of intranasally administered insulin analogs for AD, the central disposition of intranasal insulin lispro in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of healthy volunteers was investigated. Healthy volunteers (N = 8) received two sequential doses of intranasal insulin lispro (48 or 80 IU followed by 160 IU) by Aero Pump in an open-label, single-period study with serial CSF and serum sampling over 5 hours after each dose...
August 23, 2016: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
Alexandra Machado, Cassilda Cunha-Reis, Francisca Araújo, Rute Nunes, Vítor Seabra, Domingos Ferreira, José das Neves, Bruno Sarmento
UNLABELLED: Topical pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with antiretroviral drugs holds promise in preventing vaginal transmission of HIV. However, significant biomedical and social issues found in multiple past clinical trials still need to be addressed in order to optimize protection and users' adherence. One approach may be the development of improved microbicide products. A novel delivery platform comprising drug-loaded nanoparticles (NPs) incorporated into a thin polymeric film base (NPs-in-film) was developed in order to allow the vaginal administration of the microbicide drug candidate tenofovir...
October 15, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
Kazeem Olalekan, Andy Fox, Rodney Gilbert
BACKGROUND: Unlicensed medications are used all the time in the management of diseases in childhood. Tolvaptan (Jinarc®) is a vasopressin V2-receptor antagonist licensed for use to slow the progression of cyst development and renal insufficiency of ADPKD in adults with CKD stage 1 to 3 with evidence of rapidly progressing disease. Studies of animal models implicate the antidiuretic hormone arginine vasopressin and its messenger cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) as promoters of kidney-cyst cell proliferation and luminal fluid secretion...
September 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Sarah A Robertson, David J Sharkey
Seminal fluid is often viewed as simply a vehicle to carry sperm to fertilize the oocyte, but a more complex function in influencing female reproductive physiology is now evident. Remarkably, seminal fluid contains soluble and exosome-born signaling agents that interact with the female reproductive tract to prime the immune response, with consequences for fertility and pregnancy outcome. Experiments in rodent models demonstrate a key role for seminal fluid in enabling robust embryo implantation and optimal placental development...
September 1, 2016: Fertility and Sterility
Yan Li, Jinfeng Wang, Juan Xing, Yuanliang Wang, Yanfeng Luo
Scaffolds provide a physical support for osteoblasts and act as the medium to transfer mechanical stimuli to cells. To verify our hypothesis that the surface chemistry of scaffolds regulates the perception of cells to mechanical stimuli, the sensitivity and tolerability of osteoblasts to fluid shear stress (FSS) of various magnitudes (5, 12, 20 dynes/cm(2) ) were investigated on various surface chemistries (-OH, -CH3 , -NH2 ), and their follow-up effects on cell proliferation and differentiation were examined as well...
July 28, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
Lieqi Tang, Catherine Y Cheng, Xiangrong Sun, Alexandra J Pedicone, Mansour Mohamadzadeh, Sam X Cheng
Different from other epithelia, the intestinal epithelium has the complex task of providing a barrier impeding the entry of toxins, food antigens, and microbes, while at the same time allowing for the transfer of nutrients, electrolytes, water, and microbial metabolites. These molecules/organisms are transported either transcellularly, crossing the apical and basolateral membranes of enterocytes, or paracellularly, passing through the space between enterocytes. Accordingly, the intestinal epithelium can affect energy metabolism, fluid balance, as well as immune response and tolerance...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
Meiqin Yuan, Zeng Wang, Guinv Hu, Yunshan Yang, Wangxia Lv, Fangxiao Lu, Haijun Zhong
Peritoneal metastasis (PM) is a poor prognostic factor in patients with gastric cancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) in patients with advanced gastric cancer with PM by retrospective analysis. A total of 54 gastric cancer patients with positive ascitic fluid cytology were included in this study: 23 patients were treated with systemic chemotherapy combined with HIPEC (HIPEC+ group) and 31 received systemic chemotherapy alone (HIPEC- group)...
August 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Lee S Rosen, Patricia LoRusso, Wen Wee Ma, Jonathan W Goldman, Amy Weise, A Dimitrios Colevas, Alex Adjei, Salim Yazji, Angela Shen, Stuart Johnston, Hsin-Ju Hsieh, Iris T Chan, Branimir I Sikic
Objective Cobimetinib, a MEK1/2 inhibitor, was administered to patients with advanced solid tumors to assess safety, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and anti-tumor activity. Methods For dose-escalation, a 3 + 3 design was used. Oral cobimetinib was administered once daily on a 21-day on/7-day off (21/7) or a 14-day on/14-day off (14/14) schedule. Serial plasma samples were collected for pharmacokinetic (PK) analysis on Day 1 and at steady state. In expansion stages, patients with RAS or RAF mutant tumors were treated at the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of the 21/7 or 14/14 schedule...
October 2016: Investigational New Drugs
Takeshi Itoh, Yuko Hata, Hitomi Nishinakamura, Kenjiro Kumano, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Shohta Kodama
BACKGROUND: Clinical allogeneic islet transplantation has become an attractive procedure for type 1 diabetes mellitus treatment. However, there is a severe shortage of human donors. Microencapsulated neonatal porcine islet (NPI) xenotransplantation may be an alternative transplantation procedure. Currently, the efficacy of microencapsulated NPI xenotransplantation into the peritoneal cavity is limited because of early non-function resulting from inflammation, which is a serious hindrance to promoting this procedure as a standard therapy...
September 2016: Xenotransplantation
R D Tait, C L Maxon, T D Parr, F C Newton
The effects of linear alpha olefin (LAO) nonaqueous drilling fluid on benthic macrofauna were assessed over a six year period at a southern Caspian Sea petroleum exploration site. A wide-ranging, pre-drilling survey identified a relatively diverse shelf-depth macrofauna numerically dominated by amphipods, cumaceans, and gastropods that transitioned to a less diverse assemblage dominated by hypoxia-tolerant annelid worms and motile ostracods with increasing depth. After drilling, a similar transition in macrofauna assemblage was observed with increasing concentration of LAO proximate to the shelf-depth well site...
September 15, 2016: Marine Pollution Bulletin
J A Mason, J D Robertson, J McCosker, B A Williams, S A Brown
INTRODUCTION: Despite the availability of subcutaneous desmopressin (1-deamino-8-d-arginine vasopressin, SC-DDAVP) as a haemostatic agent for children with mild bleeding disorders, few publications specifically address the safety or efficacy of this mode of administration. AIM: Our aim was to assess whether a defined fluid restriction protocol was effective in preventing hyponatremia in children receiving perioperative SC-DDAVP, and to document adequate biological and clinical response in this setting...
September 2016: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
Huimin Deng, Zhengchao Li, Yafang Tan, Zhaobiao Guo, Yangyang Liu, Ye Wang, Yuan Yuan, Ruifu Yang, Yujing Bi, Yang Bai, Fachao Zhi
Commensal Bacteroides fragilis possesses immune-regulatory characteristics. Consequently, it has been proposed as a potential novel probiotic because of its therapeutic effects on immune imbalance, mental disorders and inflammatory diseases. Macrophages play a central role in the immune response, developing either a classical-M1 or an alternative-M2 phenotype after stimulation with various signals. The interactions between macrophages and B. fragilis, however, remain to be defined. Here, a new isolate of B...
2016: Scientific Reports
M A Marey, M S Yousef, R Kowsar, N Hambruch, T Shimizu, C Pfarrer, A Miyamoto
The local immune system in the oviduct has a unique ability to deal with pathogens, allogeneic spermatozoa, and the semi-allogeneic embryo. To achieve this, it seems likely that the oviduct possesses an efficient and strictly controlled immune system that maintains optimal conditions for fertilization and early embryo development. The presence of a proper sperm and/or embryo-oviduct interaction begs the question of whether the local immune system in the oviduct exerts beneficial or deleterious effects on sperm and early embryo; support or attack?...
July 2016: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
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