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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342113/mitochondria-oxidative-stress-and-the-kynurenine-system-with-a-focus-on-ageing-and-neuroprotection
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REVIEW
Katalin Sas, Elza Szabó, László Vécsei
In this review, the potential causes of ageing are discussed. We seek to gain insight into the main physiological functions of mitochondria and discuss alterations in their function and the genome, which are supposed to be the central mechanisms in senescence. We conclude by presenting the potential modulating role of the kynurenine pathway in the ageing processes. Mitochondrial dynamics are supposed to have important physiological roles in maintaining cell homeostasis. During ageing, a decrease in mitochondrial dynamics was reported, potentially compromising the function of mitochondria...
January 17, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341267/cross-linking-of-thiolated-paclitaxel-oligo-p-phenylene-vinylene-conjugates-aggregates-inside-tumor-cells-leads-to-chemical-locks-that-increase-drug-efficacy
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Lingyun Zhou, Fengting Lv, Libing Liu, Guizhi Shen, Xuehai Yan, Guillermo C Bazan, Shu Wang
How to reduce the resistance of certain tumor cells to paclitaxel (PTX) and related taxoid anticancer drugs is a major challenge for improving cure rates. An oligo(p-phenylenevinylene) unit with thiol groups and a PTX unit (OPV-S-PTX), which enhances drug efficacy and reverses resistance is thus designed. The mechanism involves diffusion of OPV-S-PTX into the cell, where π-π interactions lead to aggregation. Cross-linking of the aggregates via oxidation of thiol groups is favored in tumor cells because of the higher reactive oxygen species (ROS) concentration...
January 17, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340618/mitochondrial-toxicity
#3
Joel N Meyer, Jessica H Hartman, Danielle F Mello
Recent decades have seen a rapid increase in reported toxic effects of drugs and pollutants on mitochondria. Researchers have also documented many genetic differences leading to mitochondrial diseases, currently reported to affect ∼1 person in 4,300, creating a large number of potential gene-environment interactions in mitochondrial toxicity. We briefly review this history, and then highlight cutting-edge areas of mitochondrial research including the role of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species in signaling; increased understanding of fundamental biological processes involved in mitochondrial homeostasis (DNA maintenance and mutagenesis, mitochondrial stress response pathways, fusion and fission, autophagy and biogenesis, and exocytosis); systemic effects resulting from mitochondrial stresses in specific cell types; mitochondrial involvement in immune function; the growing evidence of long-term effects of mitochondrial toxicity; mitochondrial-epigenetic cross-talk; and newer approaches to test chemicals for mitochondrial toxicity...
January 11, 2018: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340241/risk-factors-for-osteoporosis-in-male-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-taiwan
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Chu-Hsu Lin, Kai-Hua Chen, Chien-Min Chen, Chia-Hao Chang, Tung-Jung Huang, Chia-Hung Lin
Objective: To investigate the risk factors for osteoporosis in male Taiwanese patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Methods: This cross-sectional study evaluated male COPD outpatients and age-matched male subjects at a regional teaching hospital. The following data were obtained and analyzed: bone mineral density of the lumbar spine and hip on dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, demographic characteristics, questionnaire interview results, pulmonary function test results, chest posterior-anterior radiographic findings, and biochemical and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339927/factors-affecting-the-cultural-competence-of-visiting-nurses-for-rural-multicultural-family-support-in-south-korea
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Min Hyun Suk, Won-Oak Oh, YeoJin Im
Background: With the recent growth of multicultural families in the Korean society, the importance of the role of qualified visiting nurses in the delivery of culturally sensitive health care has grown dramatically. As the primary health care provider for multicultural families enrolled in public community-based health care centers, the cultural competence of visiting nurses is an essential qualification for the provision of quality health care for multicultural families, especially in rural areas...
2018: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339427/pandemic-paradox-early-life-h2n2-pandemic-influenza-infection-enhanced-susceptibility-to-death-during-the-2009-h1n1-pandemic
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Alain Gagnon, Enrique Acosta, Stacey Hallman, Robert Bourbeau, Lisa Y Dillon, Nadine Ouellette, David J D Earn, D Ann Herring, Kris Inwood, Joaquin Madrenas, Matthew S Miller
Recent outbreaks of H5, H7, and H9 influenza A viruses in humans have served as a vivid reminder of the potentially devastating effects that a novel pandemic could exert on the modern world. Those who have survived infections with influenza viruses in the past have been protected from subsequent antigenically similar pandemics through adaptive immunity. For example, during the 2009 H1N1 "swine flu" pandemic, those exposed to H1N1 viruses that circulated between 1918 and the 1940s were at a decreased risk for mortality as a result of their previous immunity...
January 16, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337550/palladium-catalyzed-oxidative-cross-coupling-of-arylhydrazines-and-arenethiols-with-molecular-oxygen-as-the-sole-oxidant
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Changliu Wang, Zhenming Zhang, Yongliang Tu, Ying Li, Jiale Wu, Junfeng Zhao
A highly efficient palladium-catalyzed oxidative cross-coupling of arylhydrazines and arenethiols with molecular oxygen as the sole oxidant to afford unsymmetrical diaryl sulfides has been developed. The only by-products are nitrogen and water. A broad range of functional groups, even the reactive iodides are tolerated and thus offering opportunity for further functionalization.
January 16, 2018: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336956/reverse-transcription-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-for-species-specific-detection-of-tomato-chlorotic-spot-orthotospovirus
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Xuelian Sui, Shouan Zhang, Zujian Wu, Kai-Shu Ling
Tomato chlorotic spot orthotospovirus (TCSV) is an emerging orthotospovirus that can cause severe disease on tomato plants. There are at least four orthotospoviruses infecting tomato, and mixed infection of two or more orthotospoviruses in a single tomato plant is quite common in the field. With similarity in the symptomatology and cross serological reactivity among tomato-infecting orthotospoviruses, especially between TCSV and groundnut ringspot orthotospovirus (GRSV), the current serological tests could not achieve definite and accurate species-specific determination in disease diagnosis...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335921/development-of-real-time-pcr-assay-for-the-detection-of-mycoplasma-bovis
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S Behera, R Rana, P K Gupta, D Kumar, Sonal, V Rekha, T R Arun, D Jena
Mycoplasma bovis is one of the important bovine mycoplasma involved in economically important clinical conditions like respiratory diseases, otitis media, and mastitis. The present study was undertaken with the objective of developing a SYBR Green dye-based real-time PCR assay targeting uvrC gene for the diagnosis of M. bovis. The analytical sensitivity and specificity of the assay were evaluated. The test showed 103-fold more sensitivity than conventional PCR and detected down to 100 fg level of DNA. It was found to be specific, as no cross reactivity was shown with other related bacteria and Mycoplasma species...
January 15, 2018: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335593/bacterial-iron-reduction-and-biogenic-mineral-formation-for-the-stabilisation-of-corroded-iron-objects
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Wafa M Kooli, Lucrezia Comensoli, Julien Maillard, Monica Albini, Arnaud Gelb, Pilar Junier, Edith Joseph
Exploiting bacterial metabolism for the stabilisation of corroded iron artefacts is a promising alternative to conventional conservation-restoration methods. Bacterial iron reduction coupled to biogenic mineral formation has been shown to promote the conversion of reactive into stable corrosion products that are integrated into the natural corrosion layer of the object. However, in order to stabilise iron corrosion, the formation of specific biogenic minerals is essential. In this study, we used the facultative anaerobe Shewanella loihica for the production of stable biogenic iron minerals under controlled chemical conditions...
January 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334098/how-a-tertiary-diamine-molecule-chelates-the-silicon-dimers-of-the-si-001-surface-a-real-time-scanning-tunneling-microscopy-study
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Ahmed Naitabdi, François Rochet, Fabrice Bournel, Marco Bonato, Jean-Jacques Gallet, Federica Bondino, Elena Magnano
The patterning of silicon surfaces by organic molecules emerges as an original way to fabricate innovative nanoelectronic devices. In this regard, we have studied how a diamine, N,N,N',N'-tetramethylethylenediamine (TMEDA, (CH3)2N-[CH2]2-N(CH3)2), chelates the silicon dimers of the Si(001)-2 × 1 surface. Starting from very low coverage to surface saturation (at 300 K), we used real-time scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) in a scanning-while-dosing approach. The images show that the molecules can adopt two bonding configurations: the cross-trench (CT) configuration by bridging two adjacent dimer rows, and the end-bridge (EB) configuration by chelating two adjacent dimers in the same row...
January 15, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334089/asymmetric-4-2-annulations-to-construct-norcamphor-scaffolds-with-2-cyclopentenone-via-double-amine-thiol-catalysis
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Qian-Qian Yang, Wei Xiao, Wei Du, Qin Ouyang, Ying-Chun Chen
An efficient double catalytic system, combining chiral amine and 2-mercaptobenzoic acid, is applied for α',β-regioselective [4+2] annulations of 2-cyclopentenone with a diversity of activated alkenes, constructing multifunctional chiral bicycle[2,2,1]heptane scaffolds in good to excellent yields and enantioselectivities. In comparison with the traditional cross-dienamine species between 2-cyclopentenone and chiral amine, the interrupted enamine intermediate containing a covalently linked thiol catalyst shows significantly improved reactivity...
January 15, 2018: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332140/identification-of-cross-reactive-antigens-of-c-botulinum-types-a-b-e-f-by-immunoproteomic-approach
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Arti Sharma, Sarkaraisamy Ponmariappan, Rani Sarita, Syed Imtiaz Alam, Dev Vrat Kamboj, Sangeeta Shukla
Diseases triggered by microorganisms can be controlled by vaccines, which need neutralizing antigens. Hence, it is very crucial to identify extremely efficient immunogens for immune prevention. Botulism, a fatal neuroparalytic disease, is caused by botulinum neurotoxins produced by the anaerobic, Gram-positive spore-forming bacteria, Clostridium botulinum. Food-borne botulism and iatrogenic botulism are caused by botulinum toxin. Wound botulism, infant botulism, and adult intestinal botulism are caused by primarily C...
January 13, 2018: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331801/stressful-life-events-relationship-stressors-and-cortisol-reactivity-the-moderating-role-of-suppression
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Lydia G Roos, Sara M Levens, Jeanette M Bennett
Stressful life events (SLEs) are exceedingly common and have been associated with a range of psychological disorders, perhaps through dysregulation in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. The use of certain emotion regulation strategies in response to stress, such as expressive suppression and cognitive reappraisal, has additionally been linked to heightened HPA axis reactivity to acute stress. However, it is unclear how emotion regulation may interact with SLEs to affect HPA axis reactivity, particularly concerning relationship stressors (RSs)...
January 2, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331447/sharp-wave-ripples-as-a-signature-of-hippocampal-prefrontal-reactivation-for-memory-during-sleep-and-waking-states
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Wenbo Tang, Shantanu P Jadhav
It is widely believed that memories that are encoded and retrieved during waking behavior are consolidated during sleep. Recent studies on the interactions between the hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex have greatly advanced our understanding of the physiological bases of these memory processes. Although hippocampal-prefrontal network activity differs in many aspects during waking and sleep states, here we review evidence that hippocampal sharp-wave ripples (SWRs) emerge as a common neurophysiological pattern in both states, facilitating communication between these two regions via coordinated reactivation of stored memory information...
January 10, 2018: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331065/component-resolved-diagnostics-to-direct-in-venom-immunotherapy-important-steps-towards-precision-medicine
#16
Simon Blank, Maria Beatrice Bilò, Markus Ollert
Stings of Hymenoptera can induce IgE-mediated systemic and even fatal allergic reactions. Venom-specific immunotherapy (VIT) is the only disease-modifying and curative treatment of venom allergy. However, choosing the correct venom for VIT represents a necessary prerequisite for efficient protection against further anaphylactic sting reactions after VIT. In the past, therapeutic decisions based on the measurement of specific IgE (sIgE) levels to whole venom extracts were not always straightforward, especially when the patient was not able to identify the culprit insect...
January 13, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330662/yogurt-consumption-is-associated-with-higher-nutrient-intake-diet-quality-and-favourable-metabolic-profile-in-children-a-cross-sectional-analysis-using-data-from-years-1-4-of-the-national-diet-and-nutrition-survey-uk
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D A Hobbs, D I Givens, J A Lovegrove
PURPOSE: Yogurt consumption has been associated with higher nutrient intakes, better diet quality and improved metabolic profiles in adults. Few studies have investigated these associations in children. This study investigated the association of yogurt consumption with nutrient intakes, diet quality and metabolic profile in British children. METHODS: Data from  1687 children aged 4-10 and 11-18 years of the National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) years 1-4 were analysed...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330423/t-cell-immunity-to-zika-virus-targets-immunodominant-epitopes-that-show-cross-reactivity-with-other-flaviviruses
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C J Reynolds, O M Suleyman, A M Ortega-Prieto, J K Skelton, P Bonnesoeur, A Blohm, V Carregaro, J S Silva, E A James, B Maillère, M Dorner, R J Boyton, D M Altmann
Zika virus (ZIKV) Infection has several outcomes from asymptomatic exposure to rash, conjunctivitis, Guillain-Barré syndrome or congenital Zika syndrome. Analysis of ZIKV immunity is confounded by the fact that several related Flaviviruses infect humans, including Dengue virus 1-4, West Nile virus and Yellow Fever virus. HLA class II restricted T cell cross-reactivity between ZIKV and other Flaviviruses infection(s) or vaccination may contribute to protection or to enhanced immunopathology. We mapped immunodominant, HLA class II restricted, CD4 epitopes from ZIKV Envelope (Env), and Non-structural (NS) NS1, NS3 and NS5 antigens in HLA class II transgenic mice...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329804/a-rapid-and-sensitive-fluorometric-method-for-determination-of-aldehyde-oxidase-activity
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Nancy Apenova, Hui Peng, Markus Hecker, Markus Brinkmann
Previous research has characterized the important role of aldehyde oxidases (AOX) in biotransformation of N-heterocyclic therapeutic drugs and environmental contaminants in mammals. Research pertaining to AOX activity in non-mammalian vertebrates, however, is scarce, despite its biological role as a potentially important metabolic pathway for xenobiotics. One of the limiting factors of research on AOX is that available photometric methods are relatively insensitive, limited in throughput, and prone to cross-reactivity from other enzymes...
January 9, 2018: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329617/dna-detection-of-trypanosoma-evansi-diagnostic-validity-of-a-new-assay-based-on-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-lamp
#20
Qunbo Tong, Rui Chen, Qingming Kong, Julie Goossens, Magdalena Radwanska, Di Lou, Jianzu Ding, Bin Zheng, Yixiu Fu, Tianping Wang, Magez Stefan, Shaohong Lu
Trypanosoma evansi (T. evansi) is the most widely spread pathogenic trypanosome in the world. The control of trypanosomiasis depends on accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. Focusing on the presence of T. evansi in Asia, we developed a detection assay based on tracing phosphate ions (Pi) generated during LAMP targeting the variant surface glycoprotein (VSG) gene of Rode Trypanozoon antigenic type 1.2 (RoTat 1.2 VSG). The diagnostic potential as well as the use of the assay as a test-of-cure method after berenil treatment, was assessed in mice at different time points of infection...
January 30, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
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