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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907028/oxidative-and-anti-oxidative-stress-markers-in-chronic-glaucoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Cédric Benoist d'Azy, Bruno Pereira, Frédéric Chiambaretta, Frédéric Dutheil
Chronic glaucoma is a multifactorial disease among which oxidative stress may play a major pathophysiological role. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the levels of oxidative and antioxidative stress markers in chronic glaucoma compared with a control group. The PubMed, Cochrane Library, Embase and Science Direct databases were searched for studies reporting oxidative and antioxidative stress markers in chronic glaucoma and in healthy controls using the following keywords: "oxidative stress" or "oxidant stress" or "nitrative stress" or "oxidative damage" or "nitrative damage" or "antioxidative stress" or "antioxidant stress" or "antinitrative stress" and "glaucoma"...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906391/large-area-growth-of-vertically-aligned-luminescent-mos2-nanosheets
#2
G Deokar, N S Rajput, P Vancsó, F Ravaux, M Jouiad, D Vignaud, F Cecchet, J-F Colomer
Vertically aligned MoS2 nanosheets (NSs) with exposed edges were successfully synthesized over a large area (∼2 cm(2)). The NSs were grown using an ambient pressure chemical vapor deposition technique via rapid sulfurization of sputter deposited thick molybdenum films. Extensive characterization of the grown MoS2 NSs has been carried out using high resolution scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM & TEM). A special care was given to the TEM lamella preparation process by means of a focused ion beam to preserve the NS growth direction...
December 1, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905278/seroprevalence-of-canine-leishmaniasis-in-northern-cyprus
#3
Tayfun Çanakçı, Arif Kurtdede, Serdar Paşa, Seray Töz Özensoy, Yusuf Özbel
OBJECTIVE: Canine leishmaniasis (CanL) is an important public and veterinary health problem in Mediterranean Basin countries. In this study, we aimed to determine the seroprevalence of CanL in several provinces of Northern Cyprus. METHODS: The seroprevalence of CanL was determined by the indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA) test in dog sera. In total, 281 dogs were randomly selected from Nicosia (n=80), Trikomo (n=58), Famagusta (n=60), Morphou (n=30), and Kyrenia (n=53), consistent with a statistically representative number of the regional dog population...
September 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904279/eccrine-syringofibroadenoma-in-a-patient-with-long-standing-exfoliative-dermatitis
#4
Eun Jung Ko, Kui Young Park, Hyun Jung Kwon, Joo Hyun Shim, Seong Jun Seo
Eccrine syringofibroadenoma (ESFA) is a rare benign cutaneous adnexal lesion characterized by a hyperplastic epithelium and eccrine ductal differentiation. In the present case, a 73-year-old Korean male presented with symmetrical numerous widespread, pinkish nodules with a cobblestone appearance over both legs for 2 years. He had a history of generalized erythematous scaly patches over his entire body for 20 years. On histopathologic findings, diagnosis of ESFA was confirmed. Our unusual and interesting case emphasizes the first report described one case in which multiple cobblestone like ESFAs arising from long-standing exfoliative dermatitis...
December 2016: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896337/a-multicomponent-assembly-approach-for-the-design-of-deep-desulfurization-heterogeneous-catalysts
#5
Yanqi Xu, Weimin Xuan, Mengmeng Zhang, Haralampos N Miras, Yu-Fei Song
Deep desulfurization is a challenging task and global efforts are focused on the development of new approaches for the reduction of sulfur-containing compounds in fuel oils. In this work, we have proposed a new design strategy for the development of deep desulfurization heterogeneous catalysts. Based on the adopted design strategy, a novel composite material of polyoxometalate (POM)-based ionic liquid-grafted layered double hydroxides (LDHs) was synthesized by an exfoliation/grafting/assembly process. The structural properties of the as-prepared catalyst were characterized using FT-IR, XRD, TG, NMR, XPS, BET, SEM and HRTEM...
November 29, 2016: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895635/molecular-characteristic-and-virulence-gene-profiles-of-community-associated-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-from-pediatric-patients-in-shanghai-china
#6
Xing Wang, Xia Li, Wei Liu, Weichun Huang, Qihua Fu, Min Li
Staphylococcus aureus is a globally important human pathogen, especially among children and immunocompromised patients. The emergence and spread of community-associated methicillin-resistant S. aureus (CA-MRSA) has become a serious public health problem worldwide. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence, molecular characteristics and virulence profiles of CA-MRSA infections from pediatric patients in a university hospital in Shanghai, China. A total of 80 CA-MRSA isolates were collected from July 2012 to December 2013 in Shanghai Children's Medical Center and analyzed by multilocus sequence typing, staphylococcus chromosomal cassette mec (SCCmec) typing, and spa typing...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894689/occupational-exposure-to-cytostatic-antineoplastic-drugs-and-cytogenetic-damage-measured-using-the-lymphocyte-cytokinesis-block-micronucleus-assay-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-and-meta-analysis
#7
REVIEW
M Villarini, V Gianfredi, S Levorato, S Vannini, T Salvatori, M Moretti
Many studies have reported the occurrence of work-environment contamination by antineoplastic drugs (ANPD), with significant incorporation of trace amounts of these hazardous drugs in hospital personnel. Given the ability of most ANPD to actively bind DNA, thus inducing genotoxic effects, it is of pivotal importance to assess the degree of genotoxic damage (i.e., residual genotoxic risk) in occupationally exposed subjects. The lymphocyte cytokinesis-block micronucleus (L-CBMN) assay is largely used for biological effect monitoring in subjects occupationally exposed to ANPD...
October 2016: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893201/effects-of-tobacco-smoking-on-the-dorsum-of-the-tongue-and-buccal-epithelium
#8
Abdullah Faraj Al Shammari, Ibrahim Khalil AL Ibrahim, Amjad Ibrahim Alaauldeen, Randa Fouad Merza, Hussain Gadelkarim Ahmed
Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the effects of tobacco smoking on the dorsum of the tongue and buccal epithelium. Methodology: This case control cross-sectional study was conducted with 174 smoking and non-smoking volunteers living in the city of Hail, Northern KSA. Cytological Materials were obtained from buccal mucosa and dorsum of the tongue, and assessed using cytopathological methods. Results: In buccal smears, cytological atypia was observed in 17 out of 101 (16.8%) smoker cases but only 3/73(4...
January 10, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891448/can-feulgen-stain-be-a-reliable-biomarker-over-pap-stain-for-estimation-of-micronuclei-score
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Manish Kumar, Umesh Chandra Prasad, Betina Chandolia, S M Manjunath, Shiva Basu, Silvie Verma
INTRODUCTION: Malignant transformation of the Potentially Malignant Lesions (PML) in the oral cavity is associated with elevated mortality rate because of its aggressive and exceedingly invasive nature. Meticulous diagnosis and prompt therapy of PML may help prevent malignant conversion in oral lesions. Carcinogenic insult to oral cells results in chromosomal damage and formation of Micronuclei (Mn), before the development of clinical symptoms. AIM: To determine the genotoxic effect of smoking and chewing tobacco on target tissue using Mn assay and to evaluate the prevalence of other nuclear anomalies associated with it and to determine the reliability of feulgen stain for Mn assay over Papaincolau (PAP) stain...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888661/use-of-vimentin-immunocytochemical-staining-for-evaluation-of-atypical-cells-in-voided-urine-samples
#10
Margareta Strojan Fležar, Irena Srebotnik-Kirbiš, Helena Gutnik
BACKGROUND: Cytomorphology of exfoliated atypical reactive/repair renal tubular cells (RRTC) can resemble atypical urothelial cells thus suggesting a differential diagnostic question of urothelial neoplasia in urinary cytology. Vimentin expression has been shown in RRTC and used for differentiation from atypical urothelial cells. METHODS: The institutional computer database was searched for urinary cytology cases with vimentin immunocytochemical staining (2008-2012)...
November 26, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886426/retraction-statement-high-volumetric-performance-aligned-nano-porous-microwave-exfoliated-graphite-oxide-based-electrochemical-capacitors-and-aligned-nano-porous-microwave-exfoliated-graphite-oxide-ionic-actuators-with-high-strain-and-elastic-energy-density
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These articles first published on 15 August 2013 and 21 August 2013 on the Wiley Online Library have been retracted at the request of the Research Integrity Officer (RIO) of The Pennsylvania State University, in agreement with the corresponding authors, the journal's Editor-in-Chief, and Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, because portions of the reported results cannot be considered reliable or reproducible. Following an investigation by the RIO of The Pennsylvania State University, it was found that the data in Figure 2a,b and Figure S1a,b (Supporting Information) of the article with DOI: 10...
November 2016: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886243/creating-new-layered-structures-at-high-pressures-sis2
#12
Dušan Plašienka, Roman Martoňák, Erio Tosatti
Old and novel layered structures are attracting increasing attention for their physical, electronic, and frictional properties. SiS2, isoelectronic to SiO2, CO2 and CS2, is a material whose phases known experimentally up to 6 GPa exhibit 1D chain-like, 2D layered and 3D tetrahedral structures. We present highly predictive ab initio calculations combined with evolutionary structure search and molecular dynamics simulations of the structural and electronic evolution of SiS2 up to 100 GPa. A highly stable CdI2-type layered structure, which is octahedrally coordinated with space group surprisingly appears between 4 and up to at least 100 GPa...
November 25, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883224/basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-regulates-rex1-expression-via-il-6-in-stem-cells-isolated-from-human-exfoliated-deciduous-teeth
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Nunthawan Nowwarote, Waleerat Sukarawan, Prasit Pavasant, Thanaphum Osathanon
Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) regulates pluripotent marker expression and cellular differentiation in various cell types. However, the mechanism by which bFGF regulates REX1 expression in stem cells isolated from human exfoliated deciduous teeth (SHEDs) remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to investigate the regulation of REX1 expression by bFGF in SHEDs. SHEDs were isolated and characterized. Their mRNA and protein expression levels were determined using real-time polymerase chain reaction and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, respectively...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881935/hair-diseases-a-big-problem-on-a-small-surface
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REVIEW
Ligia A Brzezińska-Wcisło, Dominika Wcisło-Dziadecka
Civilizational progress initially contributes to the problem of hair loss and then to alopecia as regards both frequency and therapeutic dilemmas. The work presents trichological problems which occur more rarely, i.e. drug-induced, anagen and telogen alopecia, congenital and acquired structural hair disorders, psychic disturbances concerning the hair as well as the hair during menopause. Then, the article briefly describes contagious (infectious) diseases as well as diseases with inflammatory etiology which are accompanied by exfoliation and (frequently) pruritus...
October 2016: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881886/tank-binding-kinase-1-tbk1-gene-and-open-angle-glaucomas-an-american-ophthalmological-society-thesis
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John H Fingert, Alan L Robin, Todd E Scheetz, Young H Kwon, Jeffrey M Liebmann, Robert Ritch, Wallace L M Alward
PURPOSE: To investigate the role of TANK-binding kinase 1 (TBK1) gene copy-number variations (ie, gene duplications and triplications) in the pathophysiology of various open-angle glaucomas. METHODS: In previous studies, we discovered that copy-number variations in the TBK1 gene are associated with normal-tension glaucoma. Here, we investigated the prevalence of copy-number variations in cohorts of patients with other open-angle glaucomas-juvenile-onset open-angle glaucoma (n=30), pigmentary glaucoma (n=209), exfoliation glaucoma (n=225), and steroid-induced glaucoma (n=79)-using a quantitative polymerase chain reaction assay...
August 2016: Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878150/controllable-selenium-vacancy-engineering-in-basal-planes-of-mechanically-exfoliated-wse2-monolayer-nanosheets-for-efficient-electrocatalytic-hydrogen-evolution
#16
Ying Sun, Xuewei Zhang, Baoguang Mao, Minhua Cao
Engineering intrinsic selenium vacancies (Se-vacancies) was achieved in mechanically exfoliated WSe2 monolayer nanosheets (WSe2 MLNSs) via an annealing treatment. Our theoretical and experimental results reveal that these Se-vacancies can efficiently activate and optimize the basal planes of the WSe2 MLNSs. As expected, the optimized catalyst exhibits efficient electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution.
November 23, 2016: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877867/electrical-and-photo-electrical-properties-of-mos2-nanosheets-with-and-without-an-al2o3-capping-layer-under-various-environmental-conditions
#17
Muhammad Farooq Khan, Ghazanfar Nazir, Volodymyr M Lermolenko, Jonghwa Eom
The electrical and photo-electrical properties of exfoliated MoS2 were investigated in the dark and in the presence of deep ultraviolet (DUV) light under various environmental conditions (vacuum, N2 gas, air, and O2 gas). We examined the effects of environmental gases on MoS2 flakes in the dark and after DUV illumination through Raman spectroscopy and found that DUV light induced red and blue shifts of peaks (E(1)2 g and A1 g) position in the presence of N2 and O2 gases, respectively. In the dark, the threshold voltage in the transfer characteristics of few-layer (FL) MoS2 field-effect transistors (FETs) remained almost the same in vacuum and N2 gas but shifted toward positive gate voltages in air or O2 gas because of the adsorption of oxygen atoms/molecules on the MoS2 surface...
2016: Science and Technology of Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876782/human-papillomavirus-prevalence-and-associated-factors-in-women-and-men-in-south-china-a-population-based-study
#18
Feixue Wei, Kai Yin, Xin Wu, Jian Lan, Shoujie Huang, Wei Sheng, Jun Zhao, Yingying Su, Ying Wang, Yanping Li, Rongcheng Li, Jun Zhang, Mingqiang Li, Ting Wu, Ningshao Xia
Oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is a cause of many anogenital cancers in women and men; however, there is little research on HPV prevalence and risk factors that includes both women and men from the same population. A total of 4687 participants, including 2378 women and 2309 men aged 18-55 years old from the same community, were enrolled in the study in Liuzhou, China. Exfoliated cells were collected from the participants from different anatomic sites and were tested for 13 oncogenic and 3 non-oncogenic HPV types...
November 23, 2016: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876601/bioapplications-of-graphene-constructed-functional-nanomaterials
#19
REVIEW
Arif Gulzar, Piaoping Yang, Fei He, Jiating Xu, Dan Yang, Liangge Xu, Mohammad Omar Jan
Graphene has distinctive mechanical, electronic, and optical properties, which researchers have applied to develop innovative electronic materials including transparent conductors and ultrafast transistors. Lately, the understanding of various chemical properties of graphene has expedited its application in high-performance devices that generate and store energy. Graphene is now increasing its terrain outside electronic and chemical applications toward biomedical areas such as precise bio sensing through graphene-quenched fluorescence, graphene-enhanced cell differentiation and growth, and graphene-assisted laser desorption/ionization for mass spectrometry...
November 19, 2016: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871176/in-vivo-angiogenic-capacity-of-stem-cells-from-human-exfoliated-deciduous-teeth-with-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
#20
Ji-Hye Kim, Gee-Hye Kim, Jae-Won Kim, Hee Jang Pyeon, Jae Cheoun Lee, Gene Lee, Hyun Nam
Dental pulp is a highly vascularized tissue requiring adequate blood supply for successful regeneration. In this study, we investigated the functional role of stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth (SHEDs) as a perivascular source for in vivo formation of vessel-like structures. Primarily isolated SHEDs showed mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-like characteristics including the expression of surface antigens and in vitro osteogenic and adipogenic differentiation potentials. Moreover, SHEDs were positive for NG2, α-smooth muscle actin (SMA), platelet-derived growth factor receptor beta (PDGFRβ), and CD146 as pericyte markers...
November 30, 2016: Molecules and Cells
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