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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785272/abdominal-obesity-in-type-1-diabetes-associated-with-gender-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-complications-and-difficulties-achieving-treatment-targets-a-cross-sectional-study-at-a-secondary-care-diabetes-clinic
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Eva O Melin, Hans O Thulesius, Magnus Hillman, Mona Landin-Olsson, Maria Thunander
Background: Abdominal obesity is linked to cardiovascular diseases in type 1 diabetes (T1D). The primary aim was to explore associations between abdominal obesity and cardiovascular complications, metabolic and inflammatory factors. The secondary aim was to explore whether achieved recommended treatment targets differed between the obese and non-obese participants. Methods: Cross sectional study of 284 T1D patients (age 18-59 years, men 56%), consecutively recruited from one secondary care specialist diabetes clinic in Sweden...
2018: BMC Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784457/the-dynamic-role-of-dengue-cross-reactive-immunity-changing-the-approach-to-defining-vaccine-safety-and-efficacy
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Kathryn B Anderson, Timothy P Endy, Stephen J Thomas
Dengue virus infections cause a substantial public health burden in tropical and subtropical regions. A single dengue vaccine has been approved by regulatory authorities in 19 countries, but concerns regarding vaccine safety in people who are dengue naive at the time of immunisation has introduced uncertainty into the vaccine's future. As other dengue vaccines complete or enter large-scale efficacy trials, we argue that foundational work by Sabin, historic epidemiological observations of dengue outbreaks, and prospective cohort studies in Asia and the Americas indicate that modifications must be made to the methods of assessing dengue vaccines...
May 18, 2018: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783957/homeosis-in-a-scorpion-supports-a-telopodal-origin-of-pectines-and-components-of-the-book-lungs
#3
Zhiyong Di, Gregory D Edgecombe, Prashant P Sharma
BACKGROUND: The morphological and functional evolution of appendages has played a key role in the diversification of arthropods. While the ancestral arthropod appendage is held to be polyramous, terrestriality is associated with the reduction or loss of appendage rami, which may obscure the homology of different appendage derivatives. Proxies for appendage homology have included surveys of cross-reactive antibodies for wing markers like Nubbin/PDM, which have suggested that the abdominal appendages of arachnids (e...
May 21, 2018: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780417/osteoporosis-is-associated-with-deteriorating-clinical-status-in-adults-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Inger Hee Mathiesen, Tacjana Pressler, Peter Oturai, Terese Lea Katzenstein, Marianne Skov, Ruth Frikke-Schmidt, Mette Friberg Hitz
Background: Cystic fibrosis (CF) patients are in increased risk of osteoporosis. We aimed to determine the osteoporosis prevalence in an adult CF cohort and investigate calcium metabolic parameters and clinical status' association with bone mineral density evaluated by dual X-ray absorptiometry scan. Methods: We performed a cross section database study of adults at a tertiary CF Center. Z scores were applied for patients < 50 years of age and T scores for patients > 50 years of age...
2018: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780224/correlative-study-between-c-reactive-protein-clinical-severity-and-nerve-conduction-studies-in-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
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Yosria A Altaweel, Sawsan Abdelaziz, Hala A Fathy, Shimaa AbdelBadea
Background: Guillain-Barre' syndrome (GBS) is a serious autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks healthy nerve cells of the peripheral nervous system causing polyradiculoneuropathy which leads to weakness, numbness, and tingling, and can eventually cause paralysis. Autoimmune conditions like GBS can induce a high level of inflammation resulting in an increase in the C-reactive protein( CRP) production. The aim of this study is to assess the relationship between CRP level and the clinical severity as well as the electrophysiological findings of nerve conduction studies in patients with GBS...
2018: The Egyptian journal of neurology, psychiatry and neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779702/vitamin-d-is-not-useful-as-a-biomarker-for-disease-activity-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Paola de la Torre Lossa, Mario Moreno Álvarez, María Del Carmen González Guzmán, Rafael López Martínez, Carlos Ríos Acosta
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there is an association between serum vitamin D levels and the Disease Activity Index in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODOLOGY: An analytical, retrospective, cross-sectional study was performed at the Hospital Luis Vernaza and Center for Rheumatology and Rehabilitation. We included 18 to 75-year-old patients with a diagnosis of RA according to the 2010 classification criteria, and with a 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25 [OH] D) test within the last 3 months...
May 17, 2018: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779231/specialist-perioperative-allergy-clinic-services-in-the-uk-2018-results-from-the-royal-college-of-anaesthetists-sixth-national-audit-project-nap6-investigation-of-perioperative-anaphylaxis
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W Egner, T M Cook, T Garcez, S Marinho, H Kemp, D N Lucas, K Floss, S Farooque, H Torevell, M Thomas, K Ferguson, S Nasser, S Karanam, K-L Kong, N McGuire, M Bellamy, A Warner, J Hitchman, L Farmer, N J N Harper
BACKGROUND: The Royal College of Anaesthetists 6th National Audit Project examined Grade 3-5 perioperative anaphylaxis for one year in the UK. OBJECTIVE: To describe the causes and investigation of anaphylaxis in the NAP6 cohort, in relation to published guidance and previous baseline survey results. METHODS: We used a secure registry to gather details of Grade 3-5 perioperative anaphylaxis. Anonymous reports were aggregated for analysis and reviewed in detail...
May 19, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778602/structure-guided-combinatorial-engineering-facilitates-affinity-and-specificity-optimization-of-anti-cd81-antibodies
#8
Bryce Nelson, Jarrett Adams, Andreas Kuglstatter, Zhijian Li, Seth F Harris, Yang Liu, Sandya Bohini, Han Ma, Klaus Klumpp, Junjun Gao, Sachdev S Sidhu
Hepatitis C viral infection is the major cause of chronic hepatitis that affects as many as 71 million people worldwide. Rather than target the rapidly shifting viruses and their numerous serotypes, four independent antibodies were made to target the host antigen CD81 and were shown to block Hepatitis C viral entry. The single-chain variable fragment of each antibody was crystallized in complex with the CD81 large extracellular loop (LEL) in order to guide affinity maturation of two distinct antibodies by phage display...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776612/immunohistochemical-investigation-of-the-cross-reactivity-of-selected-cell-markers-in-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-lymphoid-tissues-of-franciscana-pontoporia-blainvillei
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J Díaz-Delgado, R Ressio, K R Groch, J L Catão-Dias
A considerable amount of knowledge on natural and anthropogenic pathologic conditions affecting different cetacean species has been gained over the last decades. Nonetheless, the immunopathological bases for most of these processes have been poorly documented or remain unknown. Comparative immunopathological investigations in these species are precluded by the limited number of specific antibodies, most of which are not commercially available, and the reduced spectrum of validated and/or cross-reactive ones...
June 2018: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776460/validation-of-the-betastar-%C3%A2-advanced-for-beta-lactams-test-kit-for-the-screening-of-bulk-tank-and-tanker-truck-milks-for-the-presence-of-beta-lactam-drug-residues
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Andrew Denhartigh, Lindsay Reynolds, Katherine Palmer, Frank Klein, Jennifer Rice, John J Rejman
A validation study was conducted for an immunochromatographic method (BetaStar® Advanced for Beta-lactams) for the detection of beta-lactam residues in raw, commingled bovine milk. The assay detected amoxicillin, ampicillin, cloxacillin, penicillin, cephapirin, and ceftiofur below the U.S. Food and Drug Administration tolerance levels but above the maximum sensitivity thresholds established by the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments. The results of internal and independent laboratory dose-response studies employing spiked samples were in agreement...
May 18, 2018: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775873/psychosocial-stress-and-inflammation-driving-tryptophan-breakdown-in-children-and-adolescents-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-two-cohorts
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Nathalie Michels, Gerard Clarke, Loreto Olavarria-Ramirez, Sonia Gómez-Martínez, Ligia Esperanza Díaz, Ascensión Marcos, Kurt Widhalm, Livia A Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Tryptophan breakdown is an important mechanism in several diseases e.g. inflammation and stress-induced inflammation have been associated with the development of depression via enhanced tryptophan breakdown. Depression is a major public health problem which commonly starts during adolescence, thus identifying underlying mechanisms during early life is crucial in prevention. The aim of this work was to verify whether independent and interacting associations of psychosocial stress and inflammation on tryptophan breakdown already exist in children and adolescents as a vulnerable age group...
May 15, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775569/modification-of-chickpea-cystatin-by-reactive-dicarbonyl-species-glycation-oxidation-and-aggregation
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Sheraz Ahmad Bhat, Waseem Feeroze Bhat, Mohammad Afsar, Mohd Shahnawaz Khan, Bilqees Bano
Reactive dicarbonyl species such as methylglyoxal (MGO) and glyoxal (GO) have recently received extensive attention due to their high reactivity and ability to modify biological substances such as proteins, phospholipids, and DNA. In case of proteins these reactive species mainly react with lysine and arginine residues to form AGEs, oxidative products, and aggregates. Chickpea cystatin (CPC) was incubated with varying concentrations of glyoxal and methylglyoxal which caused, along with altered secondary and tertiary structures, glycation, functional inactivation, altered redox state, cross-linking and high-molecular-mass aggregation...
May 15, 2018: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775561/isolation-and-characterization-of-a-novel-anti-salbutamol-chicken-scfv-for-human-doping-urinalysis
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Warren Lee, Syed A Ali, Leow Chiuan Yee, Tan Soo Choon, Leow Chiuan Herng
Anti-salbutamol antibodies remain as important tools for the detection of salbutamol abuse in athletic doping. This study evaluated the feasibility and efficiency of the chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) as an immunization host to generate anti-salbutamol scFv antibodies by phage display. A phage display antibody library was constructed from a single chicken immunized against salbutamol-KLH conjugate. After a stringent biopanning strategy, a novel scFv clone which was inhibited by free salbutamol recorded the highest affinity...
May 15, 2018: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774744/tetrafluorobenzo-fused-bodipy-a-platform-for-regioselective-synthesis-of-bodipy-dye-derivatives
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Andrea Savoldelli, Qianli Meng, Roberto Paolesse, Frank R Fronczek, Kevin Malcolm Smith, M Graça Henriques Vicente
A novel route for the synthesis of unsymmetrical benzo-fused BODIPYs is reported using 4,5,6,7-tetrafluoroisoindole as a precursor. The reactivity of the asymmetric 3,5-dibromo benzo-fused BODIPY was investigated under nucleophilic substitution and Pd(0)-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction conditions. In addition to the 3,5-bromines, one α-fluoro group on the benzo-fused ring can also be functionalized, and an unusual homocoupling with formation of a bisBODIPY was observed. This new class of fluorinated BODIPYs could find various applications in medicine and materials...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774301/-mansonella-perstans-onchocerca-volvulus-and-strongyloides-stercoralis-infections-in-rural-populations-in-central-and-southern-togo
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Francois Korbmacher, Kossi Komlan, Richard G Gantin, Wiyao P Poutouli, Koffi Padjoudoum, Potchoziou Karabou, Peter T Soboslay, Carsten Köhler
Background: Mansonella perstans , Onchocerca volvulus and Strongyloides stercoralis are widespread helminth parasites in the tropics. Their distribution remains difficult to determine as it may change during national disease control programs and with regional mass drug administration (MDA). Epidemiological surveys are of importance to evaluate the geographical distribution of these helminth parasites and the diseases they may cause, however, up to date epidemiological evaluations on M...
May 2018: Parasite Epidemiology and Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774260/can-the-uk-s-birth-registration-system-better-serve-the-interests-of-those-born-following-collaborative-assisted-reproduction
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Marilyn A Crawshaw, Eric D Blyth, Julia Feast
Current birth registration systems fail to serve adequately the interests of those born as a result of gamete and embryo donation and surrogacy. In the UK, changes to the birth registration system have been piecemeal, reactive and situation-specific and no information is recorded about gamete donors. Birth registration has thereby become a statement of legal parentage and citizenship only, without debate as to whether it should serve any wider functions. This sits uneasily with the increasingly accepted human right to know one's genetic and gestational as well as legal parents, and the duty of the State to facilitate that right...
June 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine & Society Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773475/concordance-between-aspergillus-specific-precipitating-antibody-and-igg-in-allergic-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis
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Kazuki Harada, Tsuyoshi Oguma, Akemi Saito, Yuma Fukutomi, Jun Tanaka, Katsuyoshi Tomomatsu, Masami Taniguchi, Koichiro Asano
BACKGROUND: Several serological tests for specific precipitin or IgG are available to demonstrate type III hypersensitivity reactions to Aspergillus species and are essential for infectious fungal disease diagnosis. These assays are also important for allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) diagnosis; however, their concordance in ABPA was not well studied. METHODS: Fifty-two ABPA patients diagnosed based on ISHAM criteria were enrolled. Precipitins and IgG specific to Aspergillusfumigatus, Aspergillusniger, Aspergillusflavus, or Aspergillusterreus were measured using Ouchterlony double immunodiffusion tests and ImmunoCAP method, respectively...
May 15, 2018: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771943/cross-talk-between-human-airway-epithelial-cells-and-3t3-j2-feeder-cells-involves-partial-activation-of-human-met-by-murine-hgf
#18
Robert E Hynds, Kate H C Gowers, Ersilia Nigro, Colin R Butler, Paola Bonfanti, Adam Giangreco, Cecilia M Prêle, Sam M Janes
There is considerable interest in the ex vivo propagation of primary human basal epithelial stem/progenitor cells with a view to their use in drug development, toxicity testing and regenerative medicine. These cells can be expanded in co-culture with mitotically inactivated 3T3-J2 murine embryonic feeder cells but, similar to other epithelial cell culture systems employing 3T3-J2 cells, the aspects of cross-talk between 3T3-J2 cells and human airway basal cells that are critical for their expansion remain largely unknown...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770135/mucosal-immunity-and-protective-efficacy-of-intranasal-inactivated-influenza-vaccine-is-improved-by-chitosan-nanoparticle-delivery-in-pigs
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Santosh Dhakal, Sankar Renu, Shristi Ghimire, Yashavanth Shaan Lakshmanappa, Bradley T Hogshead, Ninoshkaly Feliciano-Ruiz, Fangjia Lu, Harm HogenEsch, Steven Krakowka, Chang Won Lee, Gourapura J Renukaradhya
Annually, swine influenza A virus (SwIAV) causes severe economic loss to swine industry. Currently used inactivated SwIAV vaccines administered by intramuscular injection provide homologous protection, but limited heterologous protection against constantly evolving field viruses, attributable to the induction of inadequate levels of mucosal IgA and cellular immune responses in the respiratory tract. A novel vaccine delivery platform using mucoadhesive chitosan nanoparticles (CNPs) administered through intranasal (IN) route has the potential to elicit strong mucosal and systemic immune responses in pigs...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769764/association-of-pentraxin-and-high-sensitive-c-reactive-protein-as-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-patients-with-chronic-periodontitis-and-peripheral-arterial-disease
#20
Ramanarayana Boyapati, Srikanth Chinthalapani, Arpita Ramisetti, Shyam Sunder Salavadhi, Radhika Ramachandran
Context: Inflammation is a common feature of both peripheral artery disease (PAD) and periodontal disease. Aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate the relationship between PAD and periodontal disease by examining the levels of inflammatory cytokines, pentraxin-3 (PTX-3), and high-sensitive C-reactive protein from serum. Materials and Methods: A total of 50 patients were included in this cross-sectional study. Patients were divided into two groups: those with PAD (test group) and those with the non-PAD group (control group) based on ankle-brachial index values...
March 2018: Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology
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