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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924152/second-harmonic-generation-response-in-thermally-reconstructed-multiferroic-%C3%AE-gd2-moo4-3-thin-films
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Emerson Coy, Piotr Graczyk, Luis Yate, Karol Załęski, Jacek Gapiński, Piotr Kuświk, Sławomir Mielcarek, Feliks Stobiecki, Bogusław Mróz, Cesar Ferrater, Stefan Jurga
Gd2(MoO4)3 (GMO) is a well-studied multiferroic material that exhibits full ferroelectric and ferroelastic behavior at room temperature. However, its difficult stabilization in thin films has prevented the study and exploitation of its multiferroic properties in different architectures. Here, we report on the study of GMO thin films deposited on Si(001) substrates by Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD). The physicochemical properties of the films are discussed and studied. Results obtained by X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, high resolution transmission microscopy and second harmonic generation show that the orthorhombic (β'-GMO) multiferroic phase can be stabilized and homogenized by post deposition thermal reconstruction...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920001/zoledronic-acid-inhibits-nfat-and-il-2-signaling-pathways-in-regulatory-t-cells-and-diminishes-their-suppressive-function-in-patients-with-metastatic-cancer
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Dhifaf Sarhan, Caroline Leijonhufvud, Shannon Murray, Kristina Witt, Christina Seitz, Majken Wallerius, Hanjing Xie, Anders Ullén, Ulrika Harmenberg, Elisabet Lidbrink, Charlotte Rolny, John Andersson, Andreas Lundqvist
Regulatory T cells (Treg) suppress anti-tumor immune responses and their infiltration in the tumor microenvironment is associated with inferior prognosis in cancer patients. Thus, in order to enhance anti-tumor immune responses, selective depletion of Treg is highly desired. We found that treatment with zoledronic acid (ZA) resulted in a selective decrease in the frequency of Treg that was associated with a significant increase in proliferation of T cells and natural killer (NK) cells in peripheral blood of patients with metastatic cancer...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902456/safety-and-efficacy-of-hydroxyapatite-scaffold-in-the-prevention-of-jaw-osteonecrosis-in-vivo
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Adriana Duarte de Almeida, Fernanda Gomes Leite, Marco Vinícius Chaud, Márcia de Araújo Rebelo, Liliane Cristine Ferreira de Souza Borges, Fabia Judice Marques Viroel, Alessandre Hataka, Denise Grotto
Two scaffolds of chitosan/sodium alginate/hydroxyapatite (Ch/NaAlg/Hap) 1:1:0.2 and 1:1:0.6 were evaluated in the prevention of bisphosphonate-induced jaw osteonecrosis. Two groups of rats (n = 24, according to the euthanasia time: 15 or 30 days after the last Zoledronic acid (ZA) administration) were subdivided in four subgroups (n = 6): I - Control (saline + teeth extraction); II - ZA 0.6 mg/kg + teeth extraction; III - ZA + teeth extraction + scaffold 1:1:0.2; IV - ZA + teeth extraction + scaffold 1:1:0...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887460/novel-selective-potent-naphthyl-trpm8-antagonists-identified-through-a-combined-ligand-and-structure-based-virtual-screening-approach
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Andrea R Beccari, Marica Gemei, Matteo Lo Monte, Nazareno Menegatti, Marco Fanton, Alessandro Pedretti, Silvia Bovolenta, Cinzia Nucci, Angela Molteni, Andrea Rossignoli, Laura Brandolini, Alessandro Taddei, Lorena Za, Chiara Liberati, Giulio Vistoli
Transient receptor potential melastatin 8 (TRPM8), a nonselective cation channel, is the predominant mammalian cold temperature thermosensor and it is activated by cold temperatures and cooling compounds, such as menthol and icilin. Because of its role in cold allodynia, cold hyperalgesia and painful syndromes TRPM8 antagonists are currently being pursued as potential therapeutic agents for the treatment of pain hypersensitivity. Recently TRPM8 has been found in subsets of bladder sensory nerve fibres, providing an opportunity to understand and treat chronic hypersensitivity...
September 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884071/increased-risk-of-sses-in-bone-only-metastatic-breast-cancer-patients-treated-with-zoledronic-acid
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Masashi Yanae, Shinichiro Fujimoto, Kaori Tane, Maki Tanioka, Kimiko Fujiwara, Masanobu Tsubaki, Yuzuru Yamazoe, Yoshiyuki Morishima, Yasutaka Chiba, Shintaro Takao, Yoshifumi Komoike, Junji Tsurutani, Kazuhiko Nakagawa, Shozo Nishida
BACKGROUND: Bone represents one of the most common sites to which breast cancer cells metastasize. Patients experience skeletal related adverse events (pathological fractures, spinal cord compressions, and irradiation for deteriorated pain on bone) even during treatment with zoledronic acid (ZA). Therefore, we conducted a retrospective cohort study to investigate the predictive factors for symptomatic skeletal events (SSEs) in bone-metastasized breast cancer (b-MBC) patients. METHODS: We retrospectively collected data on b-MBC patients treated with ZA...
September 2017: Journal of Bone Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877994/cadherin-complexes-recruit-mrnas-and-risc-to-regulate-epithelial-cell-signaling
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Antonis Kourtidis, Brian Necela, Wan-Hsin Lin, Ruifeng Lu, Ryan W Feathers, Yan W Asmann, E Aubrey Thompson, Panos Z Anastasiadis
Cumulative evidence demonstrates that most RNAs exhibit specific subcellular distribution. However, the mechanisms regulating this phenomenon and its functional consequences are still under investigation. Here, we reveal that cadherin complexes at the apical zonula adherens (ZA) of epithelial adherens junctions recruit the core components of the RNA-induced silencing complex (RISC) Ago2, GW182, and PABPC1, as well as a set of 522 messenger RNAs (mRNAs) and 28 mature microRNAs (miRNAs or miRs), via PLEKHA7. Top canonical pathways represented by these mRNAs include Wnt/β-catenin, TGF-β, and stem cell signaling...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874999/comparison-of-retention-forces-with-various-fabrication-methods-and-materials-in-double-crowns
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Melahat Çelik Güven, Meral Tuna, Ergun Bozdağ, Gizem Nur Öztürk, Gulsen Bayraktar
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to analyze the retention force changes and wear behaviours of double-crown systems over long-term use. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten groups, each consisting of six samples, were evaluated. Specifically, casting gold alloy primary crown - casting gold alloy secondary crown (AA), laser sintering primary crown - laser sintering secondary crown (LL), casting Cr alloy primary crown - casting Cr alloy secondary crown, (CC) zirconia primary crown - electroformed secondary crown (ZA), and CAD/CAM titanium alloy primary crown - CAD/CAM titanium alloy secondary crown (TT) groups were evaluated at cone angles of 4° and 6°...
August 2017: Journal of Advanced Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869827/effects-of-dexamethasone-and-nimesulide-on-bisphosphonate-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaw-an-experimental-study
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Camila Carvalho de Oliveira, Paulo Goberlânio de Barros Silva, Antonio Ernando Carlos Ferreira, Romélia Pinheiro Gonçalves, Fabrício Bitu de Sousa, Mário Rogério Lima Mota, Ana Paula Negreiros Nunes Alves
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of dexamethasone (DEX) and nimesulide (NIM) on Bisphosphonate-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (BRONJ) in rats. DESIGN: BRONJ was induced by zoledronic acid (ZA) infusion (0.2mg/kg) in Wistar rats (n=8), followed by extraction of the left lower first molar (BRONJ groups). Control groups (n=40) received saline (IV). For eight weeks, DEX (0.04, 0.4, 4mg/kg) or saline (SAL) were administered by gavage 24h before each infusion of ZA or saline (IV), or NIM (10...
August 30, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865081/chronic-treatment-with-zoledronic-acid-increases-inflammatory-markers-in-periodontium-of-rats
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Paulo Goberlânio de Barros Silva, Antonio Ernando Carlos Ferreira Junior, Camila Carvalho de Oliveira, Luiz André Cavalcante Brizeno, Deysi Viviana Tenazoa Wong, Roberto César Pereira Lima Júnior, Fabrício Bitú Sousa, Mário Rogério Lima Mota, Ana Paula Negreiros Nunes Alves
BACKGROUND: Bisphosphonates (BF) rises proinflammatory markers and irreversibly binds to bone. Chronically BF can lead to an inflammatory status and can increase the local oxidative stress in periodontium. Therefore, the objective of this study was evaluated if the chronic infusion of Zoledronic Acid (ZA) increases inflammatory markers in periodontium of rats. METHODS AND RESULTS: Chronically infusion therapy was performed with ZA (0.04, 0.2 or 1 mg/kg or saline) by four doses in over a 70-day period to analysis periodontium of the first right inferior molar using histologic, histochemical (toluidine blue) and immunohistochemical (CD68, Tumor Necrosis Factor-α (TNF-α), Interleukin-1beta (IL-1β), Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase (iNOS) and Nuclear Factor kappa B (NF-kB)) tests...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865035/effect-of-zoledronic-acid-on-lumbar-spinal-fusion-in-osteoporotic-patients
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Qirui Ding, Jian Chen, Jin Fan, Qingqing Li, Guoyong Yin, Lipeng Yu
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of zoledronic acid (ZA) on lumbar spinal fusion in patients with osteoporosis. METHODS: This retrospective study includes 94 osteoporotic patients suffering from lumbar degenerative diseases or lumbar fracture who underwent lumbar spinal fusion in our institution from January 2013 to August 2014. They were divided into ZA group and control group according to whether the patient received ZA infusion or not. The patients in ZA group were given 5 mg intravenous ZA at the 3rd-5th days after operation...
September 1, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846647/sinapic-acid-affects-phenolic-and-trichothecene-profiles-of-f-culmorum-and-f-graminearum-sensu-stricto
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Tomasz Kulik, Kinga Stuper-Szablewska, Katarzyna Bilska, Maciej Buśko, Anna Ostrowska-Kołodziejczak, Dariusz Załuski, Juliusz Perkowski
Plant-derived compounds for reducing the mycotoxin load in food and feed have become a rapidly developing research field of importance for plant breeding efforts and in the search for natural fungicides. In this study, toxigenic strains of Fusarium culmorum and F. graminearum sensu stricto were exposed to sinapic acid on solid YES media at levels close to those reported in wheat bran. Fusaria produced phenolic acids, whose accumulation was decreased by exogenous sinapic acid. Strains exposed to the lowest doses of sinapic acid showed more efficient reduction of phenolic acid production than fungi kept at higher concentrations of this compound...
August 28, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843826/zoledronic-acid-an-fpps-inhibitor-ameliorates-liver-steatosis-through-inhibiting-hepatic-de-novo-lipogenesis
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Qiaoli Tang, Shan Jiang, Wenjun Jia, Di Shen, Yudong Qiu, Yue Zhao, Bin Xue, Chaojun Li
Currently, there is no standard therapy for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and statins have been developed as a first-line pharmaceutical therapeutic option for NAFLD-associated dyslipidemia. However, prolonged statins therapy has side effects, as statins inhibit HMG-CoA reductase, an enzyme at the very beginning of the mevalonate pathway. Here, we found that zoledronic acid (ZA), an inhibitor of farnesyl diphosphate synthase in the downstream mevalonate pathway, could attenuate hepatic lipid accumulation and improve liver injury in both high-fat diet-induced C57BL/6J mice and ob/ob mice...
August 24, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821780/selective-inhibition-mechanism-of-rvx-208-to-the-second-bromodomain-of-bromo-and-extraterminal-proteins-insight-from-microsecond-molecular-dynamics-simulations
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Qianqian Wang, Ying Li, Jiahui Xu, Yuwei Wang, Elaine Lai-Han Leung, Liang Liu, Xiaojun Yao
RVX-208 is a recently reported inhibitor of bromo and extraterminal (BET) family proteins (including BRD2-4 and BRDT) with selectivity for the second bromodomain (BD2), currently in phase III clinical trials. Despite of its promising antitumor activity, due to the conserved folds of the first and second bromodomains (BD1 and BD2), the detailed selectivity mechanism of RVX-208 towards BD2 over BD1 is still unknown. To elucidate selective inhibition mechanism of RVX-208 to BD2, microsecond molecular dynamics simulations were performed in this study for BRD2-BD1, BRD2-BD2 and BRD4-BD1 with and without RVX-208, respectively...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818322/stability-of-biodegradable-metal-mg-ca-zn-alloy-screws-compared-with-absorbable-polymer-and-titanium-screws-for-sagittal-split-ramus-osteotomy-of-the-mandible-using-the-finite-element-analysis-model
#14
Jee-Ho Lee, Hyung-Seop Han, Yu-Chan Kim, Jin-Yong Lee, Bu-Kyu Lee
Mg-Ca-Zn alloy has been suggested for the application of fixation materials during maxillofacial surgery. We investigated the stability of Mg-Ca-Zn alloy for clinical application during orthognathic surgery. The finite element model for the fixation of sagittal split ramus osteotomy was constructed. In the bicortical screw fixation of the mandible setback condition, the stress distributions of Mg-Ca-Za alloy, polylactic acid polymer, and titanium were evaluated using the virtual model with occlusal loading of 132 N...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815356/dent-disease-in-poland-what-we-have-learned-so-far
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Marcin Zaniew, Małgorzata Mizerska-Wasiak, Iga Załuska-Leśniewska, Piotr Adamczyk, Katarzyna Kiliś-Pstrusińska, Adam Haliński, Jan Zawadzki, Beata S Lipska-Ziętkiewicz, Krzysztof Pawlaczyk, Przemysław Sikora, Michael Ludwig, Maria Szczepańska
PURPOSE: Dent disease (DD) is a rare tubulopathy characterized by proximal tubular dysfunction leading to chronic kidney disease (CKD). The aim of the study was to characterize patients with DD in Poland. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of a national cohort with genetically confirmed diagnosis. RESULTS: Of 24 males, all patients except one carried mutations in the CLCN5 gene; in one patient a mutation in the OCRL gene was disclosed. Molecular diagnosis was delayed 1 year on average (range 0-21 years)...
August 16, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812250/miv-150-and-zinc-acetate-combination-provides-potent-and-broad-activity-against-hiv-1
#16
Olga Mizenina, Mayla Hsu, Ninochka Jean-Pierre, Meropi Aravantinou, Keith Levendosky, Gabriela Paglini, Thomas M Zydowsky, Melissa Robbiani, José A Fernández-Romero
We previously showed that the combination of the non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) MIV-150 with zinc acetate (ZA) formulated in a carrageenan (CG; MZC) gel provided macaques significant protection against vaginal simian-human immunodeficiency virus-RT (SHIV-RT) challenge, better than either MIV-150/CG or ZA/CG. The MZC gel was shown to be safe in a phase 1 clinical trial. Herein, we used in vitro approaches to study the antiviral properties of ZA and the MIV-150/ZA combination, compared to other NNRTIs...
August 15, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810653/surgical-trauma-and-low-dose-methylprednisolone-modulate-the-severity-of-the-acute-phase-response-induced-by-zoledronic-acid-infusion
#17
Jian Chen, Lipeng Yu, Lixin Chen, Xuan Wu, Pengyu Tang, Jian Yin, Tao Jiang, Guoyong Yin, Jin Fan
The aim of the present study was to investigate risk factors for the development of an acute-phase response (APR) associated with the initial zoledronic acid (ZA) infusion in patients undergoing surgery, and to assess whether its onset may be reduced by post-dose administration of low-dose methylprednisolone (MP) or acetaminophen. A retrospective study of patients with osteoporosis who attended the departments of orthopedics and endocrinology of a single hospital and received 5 mg ZA was conducted; the patients included surgical and non-surgical cases...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802362/kallmann-syndrome-in-pediatric-otorhinolaryngology-practice-case-report-and-literature-review
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Karolina Dżaman, Karolina Zborowska-Piskadło, Mirosława Pietniczka-Załęska, Ireneusz Kantor
BACKGROUND: Kallmann syndrome (KS) is an isolated form of hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism (HH) in combination with a defect in olfactory function. The diagnosis of KS before maturation is often difficult to make due to the broad spectrum of presentation and genetic heterogeneities. ENT examination including smell test is essential for proper diagnosis of olfactory disturbances and non olfactory abnormalities in craniofacial region which may also be existent in KS. CASE: A 17-year-old girl admitted to ENT Department because of the olfactory sense disturbances since two years...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802244/detoxification-of-diphenyl-ether-herbicide-lactofen-by-bacillus-sp-za-and-enantioselective-characteristics-of-an-esterase-gene-lace
#19
Jing Zhang, Luyao Lu, Feng Chen, Lingling Chen, Jingang Yin, Xing Huang
A bacterial strain Za capable of degrading diphenyl ether herbicide lactofen was isolated and identified as Bacillus sp. This strain could degrade 94.8% of 50mgL(-1) lactofen after 4days of inoculation in flasks. It was revealed that lactofen was initially hydrolyzed to desethyl lactofen, which was further transformed to acifluorfen, followed by the reduction of the nitro group to yield aminoacifluorfen. The phytotoxicity of the transformed product aminoacifluorfen to maize was decreased significantly compared with the lactofen...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798233/the-atad2-bromodomain-binds-different-acetylation-marks-on-the-histone-h4-in-similar-fuzzy-complexes
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Cassiano Langini, Amedeo Caflisch, Andreas Vitalis
Bromodomains are protein modules adopting conserved helix-bundle folds. Some bromodomain-containing proteins, such as ATPase family AAA domain-containing protein 2 (ATAD2), isoform A, have attracted much interest because they are overexpressed in many types of cancer. Bromodomains bind to acetylated lysine residues on histone tails and thereby facilitate the reading of the histone code. Epigenetic regulators in general have been implicated as indicators, mediators, or causes of a large number of diseases and disorders...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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