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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714258/renal-neuroendocrine-control-of-desiccation-and-cold-tolerance-by-drosophila-suzukii
#1
Selim Terhzaz, Lucy Alford, Joseph G C Yeoh, Richard Marley, Anthony J Dornan, Julian A T Dow, Shireen A Davies
BACKGROUND: Neuropeptides are central to the regulation of physiological, and behavioural processes in insects, directly impacting cold and desiccation survival. However, little is known about the control mechanisms governing these responses in D. suzukii. The close phylogenetic relationship of D. suzukii with D. melanogaster allows, through genomic and functional studies, an insight into the mechanisms directing stress tolerance in D. suzukii. RESULTS: Capa, Leucokinin, DH44 and DH31 neuropeptides demonstrate a high level of conservation between D...
July 17, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713203/solvatochromic-fluorescent-probes-for-recognition-of-human-serum-albumin-in-aqueous-solution-insights-into-structure-property-relationship
#2
Bin Liu, Xiaoman Bi, Lucas McDonald, Yi Pang, Danqing Liu, Chengjun Pan, Lei Wang
Human serum albumin (HSA) as the most abundant protein in human blood plasma, serves many physiological functions. The dysregulation of HSA in serum or in urine is associated with various diseases, such as cirrhosis of liver, multiple myeloma, and cardiovascular disease. Therefore, to quantify HSA in body fluids with high selectivity and sensitivity is of great significance for disease diagnosis and preventive medicine. We herein developed a series of amide-functionalized flavonoids probes, 1-3, for recognition of human serum albumin...
November 29, 2016: Sensors and Actuators. B, Chemical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694395/use-of-tolvaptan-in-patients-hospitalized-for-worsening-chronic-heart-failure-with-severe-hyponatremia-the-initial-experience-at-a-single-center-in-turkey
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Saim Sağ, Aysel Aydın Kaderli, Abdülmecit Yıldız, Bülent Cuma Gül, Bülent Özdemir, İbrahim Baran, Sümeyye Güllülü, Ali Aydınlar, Yüksel Çavuşoğlu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy and safety of tolvaptan for severe hyponatremia (SH) in hypervolemic heart failure (HF) patients within daily clinical practice. METHODS: We restrospectively reviewed our database on tolvaptan as an add-on treatment in hypervolemic patients admitted to our clinic due to deterioration of HF and having hyponatremia resistant to standard therapy. Severe hyponatremia was defined as serum sodium concentration ≤125 mEq/L...
July 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682030/-hemodialysis-and-cardiovascular-outcome
#4
Laura Panicali, Fabiana Brigante, Elena Mancini
Hemodialysis patients often present multiple comorbidities and have a high mortality rate (15-20% per year), mostly due to cardiovascular events. Besides predisposing pathological conditions related to uremia (heart failure, coronary heart disease, left ventricular hypertrophy, arrhythmias), they also have specific risk factors linked to the hemodialysis (HD) treatment in itself: chronic inflammation, fluid overload, autonomic nervous system dysfunction, arterovenous fistula. These factors may affect the hemodynamic compensatory systems (vascular refilling, arteriolar and venous tone, autonomic nervous system response) to fluid removal, with high risk of intra-dialysis hypotension (IDH) episodes or arrhythmic events...
March 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651977/dexamethasone-intravenous-immunoglobulin-and-rituximab-combination-immunotherapy-for-pediatric-opsoclonus-myoclonus-syndrome
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Michael R Pranzatelli, Elizabeth D Tate
BACKGROUND: Although pulse-dose dexamethasone is increasingly favored for treating pediatric opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome (OMS), and multimodal immunotherapy is associated with improved clinical response, there have been no neuroimmunologic studies of dexamethasone-based multimodal disease-modifying therapy. METHODS: In this observational retrospective study, 19 children with OMS (with or without associated neuroblastoma) underwent multibiomarker evaluation for neuroinflammation...
May 19, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646272/rhesus-cochlear-and-vestibular-functions-are-preserved-after-inner-ear-injection-of-saline-volume-sufficient-for-gene-therapy-delivery
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Chenkai Dai, Mohamed Lehar, Daniel Q Sun, Lani Swarthout Rvt, John P Carey, Tim MacLachlan, Doug Brough, Hinrich Staecker, Alexandra M Della Santina, Timothy E Hullar, Charles C Della Santina
Sensorineural losses of hearing and vestibular sensation due to hair cell dysfunction are among the most common disabilities. Recent preclinical research demonstrates that treatment of the inner ear with a variety of compounds, including gene therapy agents, may elicit regeneration and/or repair of hair cells in animals exposed to ototoxic medications or other insults to the inner ear. Delivery of gene therapy may also offer a means for treatment of hereditary hearing loss. However, injection of a fluid volume sufficient to deliver an adequate dose of a pharmacologic agent could, in theory, cause inner ear trauma that compromises functional outcome...
June 23, 2017: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622913/targeting-urate-to-reduce-oxidative-stress-in-parkinson-disease
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REVIEW
Grace F Crotty, Alberto Ascherio, Michael A Schwarzschild
Oxidative stress has been implicated as a core contributor to the initiation and progression of multiple neurological diseases. Genetic and environmental factors can produce oxidative stress through mitochondrial dysfunction leading to the degeneration of dopaminergic and other neurons underlying Parkinson disease (PD). Although clinical trials of antioxidants have thus far failed to demonstrate slowed progression of PD, oxidative stress remains a compelling target. Rather than prompting abandonment of antioxidant strategies, these failures have raised the bar for justifying drug and dosing selections and for improving study designs to test for disease modification by antioxidants...
June 13, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614294/human-fetal-dendritic-cells-promote-prenatal-t-cell-immune-suppression-through-arginase-2
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Naomi McGovern, Amanda Shin, Gillian Low, Donovan Low, Kaibo Duan, Leong Jing Yao, Rasha Msallam, Ivy Low, Nurhidaya Binte Shadan, Hermi R Sumatoh, Erin Soon, Josephine Lum, Esther Mok, Sandra Hubert, Peter See, Edwin Huang Kunxiang, Yie Hou Lee, Baptiste Janela, Mahesh Choolani, Citra Nurfarah Zaini Mattar, Yiping Fan, Tony Kiat Hon Lim, Dedrick Kok Hong Chan, Ker-Kan Tan, John Kit Chung Tam, Christopher Schuster, Adelheid Elbe-Bürger, Xiao-Nong Wang, Venetia Bigley, Matthew Collin, Muzlifah Haniffa, Andreas Schlitzer, Michael Poidinger, Salvatore Albani, Anis Larbi, Evan W Newell, Jerry Kok Yen Chan, Florent Ginhoux
During gestation the developing human fetus is exposed to a diverse range of potentially immune-stimulatory molecules including semi-allogeneic antigens from maternal cells, substances from ingested amniotic fluid, food antigens, and microbes. Yet the capacity of the fetal immune system, including antigen-presenting cells, to detect and respond to such stimuli remains unclear. In particular, dendritic cells, which are crucial for effective immunity and tolerance, remain poorly characterized in the developing fetus...
June 29, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601684/b-cells-control-maternofetal-priming-of-allergy-and-tolerance-in-a-murine-model-of-allergic-airway-inflammation
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Christine Happle, Adan Chari Jirmo, Almut Meyer-Bahlburg, Anika Habener, Heinz Gerd Hoymann, Christian Hennig, Jelena Skuljec, Gesine Hansen
BACKGROUND: Allergic asthma is a chronic lung disease resulting from inappropriate immune responses to environmental antigens. Early tolerance induction is an attractive approach for primary prevention of asthma. OBJECTIVE: We analysed the mechanisms of perinatal tolerance induction to allergens with particular focus on the role of B cells in preconceptional and early intrauterine immune priming. METHODS: Wild type (WT) and B cell deficient mice received ovalbumin (OVA) intranasally before mating...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589527/targeting-the-tumor-stroma-the-biology-and-clinical-development-of-pegylated-recombinant-human-hyaluronidase-pegph20
#10
REVIEW
Kit Man Wong, Kathryn J Horton, Andrew L Coveler, Sunil R Hingorani, William P Harris
The tumor stroma is increasingly recognized as a key player in tumorigenesis through its effects on cell signaling, immune responses, and access of therapeutic agents. A major component of the extracellular matrix is hyaluronic acid (HA), which raises the interstitial gel fluid pressure within tumors and reduces drug delivery to malignant cells, and has been most extensively studied in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA). Pegylated recombinant human hyaluronidase (PEGPH20) is a novel agent that degrades HA and normalizes IFP to enhance the delivery of cytotoxic agents...
July 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578851/cold-tolerance-and-biochemical-response-of-unfed-dermacentor-silvarum-ticks-to-low-temperature
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Tianhong Wang, Xiaolong Yang, Qingying Jia, Na Dong, Hui Wang, Yonghong Hu, Zhijun Yu, Jingze Liu
The important pathogen vector Dermacentor silvarum is widely distributed in China. However, the tick's adaptation to low winter temperatures remains poorly understood. We therefore investigated the cold hardiness and physiological and biochemical responses of D. silvarum ticks exposed to low temperatures. The results indicated that the lower lethal temperatures (LT50s) for larvae, nymphs, females and males were -16.9°C, -15.8°C, -20.0°C and -20.1°C, respectively. The discriminating temperatures (resulting in 20% survival) for larvae, nymphs, females and males were -18...
August 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560706/local-hemodynamic-differences-between-commercially-available-y-grafts-and-traditional-fontan-baffles-under-simulated-exercise-conditions-implications-for-exercise-tolerance
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Phillip M Trusty, Zhenglun Wei, Michael Tree, Kirk R Kanter, Mark A Fogel, Ajit P Yoganathan, Timothy C Slesnick
Fontan completion, resulting in a total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC), is accomplished using a lateral tunnel (LT), extracardiac conduit (ECC), or recently a bifurcated Y-graft. The local energetic differences between these graft types have not been substantially analyzed under exercise conditions. The present study evaluates the energetic performance of Y-grafts under simulated exercise conditions, compares their performance to the previous LT/ECC Fontan options, and discusses implications for exercise tolerance and hemodynamic predictability...
May 30, 2017: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554143/comparison-of-gene-expression-of-toll-like-receptors-and-cytokines-between-piau-and-commercial-line-landrace%C3%A3-large-white-crossbred-pigs-vaccinated-against-pasteurella-multocida-type-d
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Katiene Régia Silva Sousa, André Mauric Frossard Ribeiro, Waleska de Melo Ferreira Dantas, Leandro Licursi de Oliveira, Eliane Gasparino, Simone Eliza Facioni Guimarães
We aimed to compare Toll-like receptors (TLR) and cytokines expression in local Piau breed and a Commercial line (Landrace×Large White crossbred) pigs in response to vaccination against Pasteurella multocida type D. Seronegative gilts for Pasteurella multocida type D and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae were used, from which peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) were collected in four time points (T0, T1, T2 and T3; before and after each vaccination dose). For bronchoalveolar lavage fluid cells (BALF), we set groups of vaccinated and unvaccinated animals for both genetic groups...
May 22, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530170/k-modulates-genetic-competence-and-the-stress-regulon-of-streptococcus-mutans
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Gursonika Binepal, Iwona B Wenderska, Paula Crowley, Richard N Besingi, Dilani B Senadheera, L Jeannine Brady, Dennis G Cvitkovitch
Potassium (K+) is the most abundant cation in dental plaque fluid. Previously, we reported the link between K+ transport via Trk2 in Streptococcus mutans and its two critical virulence attributes: acid tolerance and surface adhesion. Herein, we build further on the intimate link between K+ levels and S. mutans biology. High (>25 mM) versus low (≤5 mM) K+ concentrations in the growth medium affected conformational epitopes of cell surface-localized adhesin P1. At low K+, the expression of stress response elements gcrR and codY, cell-adhesion-associated genes such as spaP and metabolism-associated genes such as bglP was induced at stationary phase (P<0...
May 22, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525497/enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-for-suspected-ovarian-malignancy-a-survey-of-perioperative-practice-among-gynecologic-oncologists-in-australia-and-new-zealand-to-inform-a-clinical-trial
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Kristina Lindemann, Peey-Sei Kok, Martin Stockler, Peter Sykes, Alison Brand
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this survey was to review the current standard of perioperative care of patients with suspected advanced ovarian cancer in Australia and New Zealand in order to determine the level of equipoise for specific interventions. METHODS: In May 2016, a web-based questionnaire (SurveyMonkey Inc, Palo Alto, CA) was sent to all gynecologic oncologists in Australia and New Zealand (n = 56). Descriptive statistics were used. RESULTS: Response rate was 75%...
June 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447368/optimization-of-aqueous-extraction-and-biological-activity-of-harpagophytum-procumbens-root-on-ex-vivo-rat-colon-inflammatory-model
#16
Marcello Locatelli, Claudio Ferrante, Simone Carradori, Daniela Secci, Lidia Leporini, Annalisa Chiavaroli, Sheila Leone, Lucia Recinella, Giustino Orlando, Sara Martinotti, Luigi Brunetti, Michele Vacca, Luigi Menghini
Harpagophytum procumbens has a long story of use for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. Considering both the antiinflammatory effects of H. procumbens in multiple tissues and the stability of harpagoside in artificial intestinal fluid, the aim of the present study was to explore the possible protective role of a microwave-assisted aqueous Harpagophytum extract (1-1000 μg/mL) on mouse myoblast C2C12 and human colorectal adenocarcinoma HCT116 cell lines, and isolated rat colon specimens challenged with lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a validated ex vivo model of acute ulcerative colitis...
June 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429840/non-response-to-fluconazole-maintenance-treatment-recidif-regimen-for-recurrent-vulvovaginal-candidosis-is-not-related-to-impaired-glucose-metabolism
#17
Svitrigaile Grinceviciene, Gert Bellen, Kateryna Ruban, Gilbert Donders
Is non-response to maintenance treatment for recurrent vulvovaginal candidosis (RCVV) related to the impaired glucose metabolism? In the ReCiDiF trial, women with RCVV were given a degressive regimen with fluconazole according to their clinical, microscopic and mycologic response. Data obtained from optimal, suboptimal and non-reponding patients were used for secondary analysis of medical history, physical status and family history for potential glucose impairment. Results were presented in means and percentages...
April 21, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406700/moderate-exercise-based-on-artificial-gravity-preserves-orthostatic-tolerance-and-exercise-capacity-during-short-term-head-down-bed-rest
#18
Xiao-Tao Li, Chang-Bin Yang, Yong-Sheng Zhu, Jing Sun, Fei Shi, Yong-Chun Wang, Yuan Gao, Jiang-Dong Zhao, Xi-Qing Sun
Numerous countermeasures have been proposed to minimize microgravity-induced physical deconditioning, but their benefits are limited. The present study aimed to investigate whether personalized aerobic exercise based on artificial gravity (AG) mitigates multisystem physical deconditioning. Fourteen men were assigned to the control group (n=6) and the countermeasure group (CM, n=8). Subjects in the CM group were exposed to AG (2Gz at foot level) for 30 min twice daily, during which time cycling exercise of 80-95% anaerobic threshold (AT) intensity was undertaken...
April 12, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325760/neisseria-meningitidis-uses-sibling-small-regulatory-rnas-to-switch-from-cataplerotic-to-anaplerotic-metabolism
#19
Yvonne Pannekoek, Robert A G Huis In 't Veld, Kim Schipper, Sandra Bovenkerk, Gertjan Kramer, Matthijs C Brouwer, Diederik van de Beek, Dave Speijer, Arie van der Ende
Neisseria meningitidis (the meningococcus) is primarily a commensal of the human oropharynx that sporadically causes septicemia and meningitis. Meningococci adapt to diverse local host conditions differing in nutrient supply, like the nasopharynx, blood, and cerebrospinal fluid, by changing metabolism and protein repertoire. However, regulatory transcription factors and two-component systems in meningococci involved in adaptation to local nutrient variations are limited. We identified novel sibling small regulatory RNAs ( Neisseriametabolic switch regulators [NmsRs]) regulating switches between cataplerotic and anaplerotic metabolism in this pathogen...
March 21, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315219/assessment-of-ige-reactivity-of-%C3%AE-casein-by-western-blotting-after-digestion-with-simulated-gastric-fluid
#20
Sara Benedé, Rosina López-Fandiño, Elena Molina
Cow's milk allergy is defined as an immunologically mediated adverse reaction to cow's milk proteins and it is usually, along with hen's egg allergy, the first food allergy identified in childhood.One of the main aspects to consider when evaluating the allergenic potential of food proteins is the effect of gastric digestion. It is known that allergens are usually able to survive the harsh acidic environment of the stomach, tolerate the presence of surfactants, and resist digestion by pepsin. They might also be digested into high molecular weight peptide fragments, which retain the same, or sometimes increased, IgE-binding...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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