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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330164/therapeutic-potential-of-cyanobacteria-against-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Muthuraman Pandurangan, Doo Hwan Kim
Hypoglycemic effect of cyanobacteria has evaluated in the normal and streptozotocin-induced diabetic male albino rats as a mammalian model. Normal and streptozotocin-diabetic rats were orally administered cyanobacteria for 60 consecutive days, and their blood levels of glucose, insulin, C-peptide, lipid peroxidation, body weight and enzyme changes were determined using standard methods. Cyanobacteria administration reduced blood glucose level, and increased plasma insulin, C-peptide levels and restored the body weight...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330148/influence-of-tebuconazole-and-copper-hydroxide-on-phosphatase-and-urease-activities-in-red-sandy-loam-and-black-clay-soils
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B Anuradha, A Rekhapadmini, V Rangaswamy
The efficacy of two selected fungicides i.e., tebuconazole and coppoer hydroxide, was conducted experiments in laboratory and copper hydroxide on the two specific enzymes phosphatase and urease were determined in two different soil samples (red sandy loam and black clay soils) of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) from cultivated fields of Anantapuramu District, Andhra Pradesh. The activities of the selected soil enzymes were determined by incubating the selected fungicides-treated (1.0, 2.5, 5.0, 7.5 and 10.0 kg ha(-1)) and -untreated groundnut soil samples at 10 day intervals...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330104/purification-and-characterization-of-the-enzymes-involved-in-nicotinamide-adenine-dinucleotide-degradation-by-penicillium-brevicompactum-nrc-829
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Thanaa Hamed Ali, Dina Helmy El-Ghonemy
The present study was conducted to investigate a new pathway for the degradation of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) by Penicillium brevicompactum NRC 829 extracts. Enzymes involved in the hydrolysis of NAD, i.e. alkaline phosphatase, aminohydrolase and glycohydrolase were determined. Alkaline phosphatase was found to catalyse the sequential hydrolysis of two phosphate moieties of NAD molecule to nicotinamide riboside plus adenosine. Adenosine was then deaminated by aminohydrolase to inosine and ammonia...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329685/critical-role-for-gab2-in-neuroblastoma-pathogenesis-through-the-promotion-of-shp2-mycn-cooperation
#4
Xiaoling Zhang, Zhiwei Dong, Cheng Zhang, Choong Yong Ung, Shuning He, Ting Tao, Andre M Oliveira, Alexander Meves, Baoan Ji, A Thomas Look, Hu Li, Benjamin G Neel, Shizhen Zhu
Growing evidence suggests a major role for Src-homology-2-domain-containing phosphatase 2 (SHP2/PTPN11) in MYCN-driven high-risk neuroblastoma, although biologic confirmation and a plausible mechanism for this contribution are lacking. Using a zebrafish model of MYCN-overexpressing neuroblastoma, we demonstrate that mutant ptpn11 expression in the adrenal gland analog of MYCN transgenic fish promotes the proliferation of hyperplastic neuroblasts, accelerates neuroblastomagenesis, and increases tumor penetrance...
March 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329677/phd2-targeting-overcomes-breast-cancer-cell-death-upon-glucose-starvation-in-a-pp2a-b55%C3%AE-mediated-manner
#5
Giusy Di Conza, Sarah Trusso Cafarello, Xingnan Zheng, Qing Zhang, Massimiliano Mazzone
B55α is a regulatory subunit of the PP2A phosphatase. We have recently found that B55α-associated PP2A promotes partial deactivation of the HIF-prolyl-hydroxylase enzyme PHD2. Here, we show that, in turn, PHD2 triggers degradation of B55α by hydroxylating it at proline 319. In the context of glucose starvation, PHD2 reduces B55α protein levels, which correlates with MDA-MB231 and MCF7 breast cancer cell death. Under these conditions, PHD2 silencing rescues B55α degradation, overcoming apoptosis, whereas in SKBR3 breast cancer cells showing resistance to glucose starvation, B55α knockdown restores cell death and prevents neoplastic growth in vitro...
March 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329027/prevalence-and-predictors-for-compensated-advanced-chronic-liver-disease-c-acld-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-delta-virus-hdv-infection
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Ingrid Couto, Marilu Victoria, Valdiléa G Veloso, Lorena Rodrigues, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Marcus Lacerda, Flamir Victoria, Hugo Perazzo
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and predictor factors for compensated advanced chronic liver disease (c-ACLD) in patients with hepatitis Delta virus (HDV) infection. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included consecutive HDV-infected patients defined by positive anti-HDV. Patients with hepatitis C coinfection, liver transplantation or presence of conditions that limit liver (LSM) or spleen stiffness measurement (SSM) were excluded. Blood tests, abdominal ultrasound, SSM and LSM by transient elastography (FibroScan®) were performed at the same day...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328807/associations-of-il-4-il-6-and-il-12-levels-in-peripheral-blood-with-lung-function-cellular-immune-function-and-quality-of-life-in-children-with-moderate-to-severe-asthma
#7
Ai-Hua Cui, Jing Zhao, Shu-Xiang Liu, Ying-Shuang Hao
BACKGROUND: Pediatric asthma has gained increasing concerns with poorly understood pathogenesis. The purpose of this study was to explore the associations of interleukin-4 (IL-4), IL-6, and IL-12 levels in peripheral blood (PB) with lung function, cellular immune function, and children's quality of life (QOL) with moderate-to-severe asthma. METHODS: A total of 1158 children with moderate-to-severe asthma (the experimental group) and 1075 healthy children (the control group) were recruited for our study...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328549/epigallocatechin-gallate-inhibits-macaque-sevi-mediated-enhancement-of-siv-or-shiv-infection
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Run-Hong Zhou, Le Guo, Jin-Biao Liu, Hang Liu, Wei Hou, Tong-Cui Ma, Xu Wang, Jian-Guo Wu, Li Ye, Wen-Zhe Ho, Jie-Liang Li
BACKGROUND: Human semen contains a factor that can enhance HIV infection up to 10^5-fold in cultures. This factor is termed SEVI (Semen-derived Enhancer of Virus Infection), which is composed of proteolytic fragments (PAP248-286) from prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP) in semen. Here, we examined whether macaque SEVI can facilitate simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) or chimeric simian/human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV) infection. We also studied the effect of EGCG on macaque SEVI-mediated SIV or SHIV enhancement...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328529/evaluation-of-vitamin-d-prophylaxis-in-3-36-month-old-infants-and-children
#9
Alper Ozcan, Mustafa Kendirci, Meda Kondolot, Fatih Kardas, Leyla Akın
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D (VD) deficiency (VDD) is still a population-based health problem that affects people at different ages. The aim of this study was to evaluate VD prophylaxis for the prevention of VDD in (3-36)-month-old infants and children. METHODS: Infants and children aged between 3 and 36 months, with different etiologies, admitted to outpatient and inpatient clinics from October 2010 to October 2011 at the Children's Hospital of Erciyes University, were enrolled for the study...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328117/noonan-syndrome-ptpn11-mutations-and-brain-tumors-a-clinical-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#10
Aurore Siegfried, Claude Cances, Marie Denuelle, Najat Loukh, Maïté Tauber, Hélène Cavé, Marie-Bernadette Delisle
Noonan syndrome (NS), an autosomal dominant disorder, is characterized by short stature, congenital heart defects, developmental delay, and facial dysmorphism. PTPN11 mutations are the most common cause of NS. PTPN11 encodes a non-receptor protein tyrosine phosphatase, SHP2. Hematopoietic malignancies and solid tumors are associated with NS. Among solid tumors, brain tumors have been described in children and young adults but remain rather rare. We report a 16-year-old boy with PTPN11-related NS who, at the age of 12, was incidentally found to have a left temporal lobe brain tumor and a cystic lesion in the right thalamus...
April 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327881/feline-platynosomiasis-analysis-of-the-association-of-infection-levels-with-pathological-and-biochemical-findings
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Dirceu Guilherme de Souza Ramos, Amanda Raiza Gonçalves Lima Oliveira Santos, Leodil da Costa Freitas, Ísis Assis Braga, Erica Pereira da Silva, Luciana Maria Curtio Soares, Nádia Aline Bobbi Antoniassi, Fernando Henrique Furlan, Richard de Campos Pacheco
Platynosomiasis is a common feline hepatic disease caused by Platynosomum fastosum (Trematoda - Dicrocoelidae), which is also known as 'lizard poisoning'. Most reports of feline platynosomiasis show that this disease is sporadic and manifests with uncommon lesions; its pathogenicity is still not well understood. This study aimed to describe liver injuries and enzymatic changes associated with natural P. fastosum infection in 47 stray cats in an endemic area. Overall, 38.3% (18/47) of cats were parasitized, and 2,358 flukes (P...
March 16, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327575/analysis-of-exome-data-for-4293-trios-suggests-gpi-anchor-biogenesis-defects-are-a-rare-cause-of-developmental-disorders
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Alistair T Pagnamenta, Yoshiko Murakami, John M Taylor, Consuelo Anzilotti, Malcolm F Howard, Venessa Miller, Diana S Johnson, Shereen Tadros, Sahar Mansour, I Karen Temple, Rachel Firth, Elisabeth Rosser, Rachel E Harrison, Bronwen Kerr, Niko Popitsch, Taroh Kinoshita, Jenny C Taylor, Usha Kini
Over 150 different proteins attach to the plasma membrane using glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) anchors. Mutations in 18 genes that encode components of GPI-anchor biogenesis result in a phenotypic spectrum that includes learning disability, epilepsy, microcephaly, congenital malformations and mild dysmorphic features. To determine the incidence of GPI-anchor defects, we analysed the exome data from 4293 parent-child trios recruited to the Deciphering Developmental Disorders (DDD) study. All probands recruited had a neurodevelopmental disorder...
March 22, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327189/microrna-27a-contributes-to-the-malignant-behavior-of-gastric-cancer-cells-by-directly-targeting-ph-domain-and-leucine-rich-repeat-protein-phosphatase-2
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Lei Ding, Shanyong Zhang, Mu Xu, Renwen Zhang, Pengcheng Sui, Qing Yang
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence indicates that microRNA-27a (miR-27a) is involved in carcinogenesis and tumor progression. However, the exact function and molecular mechanism of miR-27a in gastric cancer remain unclear. METHODS: Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) was used to quantify the expression of miR-27a and its target gene. The function of miR-27a in gastric cancer was investigated through in vitro and in vivo assays (MTT assay, colony formation assay, flow cytometry assay, wound healing assay, migration and invasion assay, immunohistochemistry (IHC), immunofluorescence (IF) and Western blot)...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327105/association-of-physical-activity-on-body-composition-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-and-prevalence-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-the-korean-population-from-the-fifth-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2008-2011
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Gwang-Sil Kim, Eui Im, Ji-Hyuck Rhee
BACKGROUND: Data regarding associations among physical activity (PA) level, body composition, and prevalence of cardiovascular diseases in Asian populations are rare. METHODS: The International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) was utilized to estimate PA levels and analyze the association of PA level with various body composition parameters and the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases by using data from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2008 to 2011...
March 21, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326730/-influences-of-vibration-on-rapid-osteogenic-response-of-osteoblasts
#15
Zhu Zhuoli, Zhang Ling, Ma Ruiyang, Gan Xueqi
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the rapid response of osteoblasts, which were derived from low-magnitude high-frequency vibration (LMHFV). Refractory period-derived memory response was also observed. METHODS: MC3T3-E1 cells were incubated and received LMHFV stimulation (0.49 g, 40 Hz) for 30 min. After application of LMHFV, mRNA levels of earlier osteogenic differentiation markers Runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2), collagen typeⅠ(Col-Ⅰ), and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) were immediately detected by real-time fluorescence quantitative polymerase chain reaction in the absence or presence of antioxidant...
February 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326703/-effects-of-salvianolic-acid-b-on-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-periodontal-ligament-cells
#16
Ma Yue, Ren Aishu, Fu Gang
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the effects of salvianolic acid B (Sal B), a major bioactive component of the Chinese medicine salvia miltiorrhiza, on osteogenic differentiation of human periodontal ligament cells (hPDLCs). METHODS: Third passage PDLCs were used in this experiment. Methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium (MTT) method was employed to observe the effects of different Sal B concentrations on proliferation activity of hPDLCs. Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity and mineralization capability were measured, and mRNA expression of osteocalcin (OCN) was detected to investigate the effects of Sal B on osteogenesis of hPDLCs...
October 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326564/parental-serum-alkaline-phosphatase-activity-as-an-auxiliary-tool-for-prenatal-diagnosis-of-hypophosphatasia
#17
Yuichiro Takahashi, Hideaki Sawai, Jun Murotsuki, Shuhei Satoh, Takahiro Yamada, Hiromi Hayakawa, Yutaka Kouduma, Masakatsu Sase, Atsushi Watanabe, Osamau Miyazaki, Gen Nishimura
OBJECTIVE: To clarify the usefulness of parental Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) for prenatal diagnosis of hypophosphatasia (HPP). METHODS: Maternal (m) and paternal (p) ALP values were measured in 77 cases from A multi-center cohort (fetal-skeletal dysplasia forum in Japan) of cases with short limbs on ultrasonography during pregnancy. After birth, X-rays, cord blood ALP, and gene analysis were evaluated to achieve an exact diagnosis. The screening usefulness of ALP was examined retrospectively...
March 22, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326335/multiple-fractures-pain-and-severe-disability-in-a-patient-with-adult-onset-hypophosphatasia
#18
Neil A Braunstein
Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is a rare, inherited metabolic bone disease resulting from mutations in the gene encoding tissue non-specific alkaline phosphatase. The biochemical hallmark and key diagnostic indicator is low alkaline phosphatase activity, which leads to a variety of clinical manifestations across all ages. The diagnosis is easily missed in adults, who frequently present with nonspecific clinical manifestations such as fractures, osteomalacia, and pain. Here, the pathway to diagnosis and disease course is described in an adult patient presenting with pain...
June 2016: Bone Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326205/shigella-sonnei-bacteremia-presenting-with-profound-hepatic-dysfunction
#19
Oluwaseun Shogbesan, Andrew Rettew, Bilal Shaikh, Abdullateef Abdulkareem, Anthony Donato
Worldwide, Shigellosis is a significant public health issue, associated with nearly one million deaths annually. About half a million cases of Shigella infection are reported annually in the United States. Shigella bacteremia is uncommon and generally seen in children and immunocompromised adults. We present a case of a Shigella sonnei bacteremia with marked hepatic derangement in a 27-year-old previously healthy homosexual male with history of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, who presented to the emergency room with a 4-day history of loose watery stool, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting, and yellow skin of 2-day duration...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326019/nahs-protects-against-the-impairments-induced-by-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-in-different-ages-of-primary-hippocampal-neurons
#20
Qian Yu, Binrong Wang, Tianzhi Zhao, Xiangnan Zhang, Lei Tao, Jinshan Shi, Xude Sun, Qian Ding
Brain ischemia leads to poor oxygen supply, and is one of the leading causes of brain damage and/or death. Neuroprotective agents are thus in great need for treatment purpose. Using both young and aged primary cultured hippocampal neurons as in vitro models, we investigated the effect of sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS), an exogenous donor of hydrogen sulfide, on oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD) damaged neurons that mimick focal cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) induced brain injury. NaHS treatment (250 μM) protected both young and aged hippocampal neurons, as indicated by restoring number of primary dendrites by 43...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
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