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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742098/pathological-manifestations-in-lymphatic-filariasis-correlate-with-lack-of-inhibitory-properties-of-igg4-antibodies-on-ige-activated-granulocytes
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Ulrich F Prodjinotho, Charlotte von Horn, Alex Y Debrah, Linda Batsa Debrah, Anna Albers, Laura E Layland, Achim Hoerauf, Tomabu Adjobimey
Helminth parasites are known to be efficient modulators of their host's immune system. To guarantee their own survival, they induce alongside the classical Th2 a strong regulatory response with high levels of anti-inflammatory cytokines and elevated plasma levels of IgG4. This particular antibody was shown in different models to exhibit immunosuppressive properties. How IgG4 affects the etiopathology of lymphatic filariasis (LF) is however not well characterized. Here we investigate the impact of plasma and affinity-purified IgG/IgG4 fractions from endemic normals (EN) and LF infected pathology patients (CP), asymptomatic microfilaraemic (Mf+) and amicrofilaraemic (Mf-) individuals on IgE/IL3 activated granulocytes...
July 24, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741942/tuning-the-stability-of-pd-iv-intermediates-using-a-redox-non-innocent-ligand-combined-with-an-organolanthanide-fragment
#2
Violaine Goudy, Arnaud Jaoul, Marie Cordier, Carine Clavaguera, Grégory Nocton
The unique combination of a divalent organo-lanthanide fragment, Cp*2Yb, with bipyrimidine, bipym, and a palladium bisalkyl fragment PdMe2, allows the rapid formation and stabilization of a PdIV trisalkyl moiety after oxidative addition with MeI. The crucial role of the organo-lanthanide fragment is demonstrated by the substitution of bipym by the 4,5,9,10-tetraazaphenanthrene ligand, taphen, which drastically modifies the electronic structure and tunes the stability of the PdIV species.
July 25, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741729/influence-of-timing-of-delayed-hard-palate-closure-on-articulation-skills-in-3-year-old-danish-children-with-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate
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Elisabeth Willadsen, Maria Boers, Antje Schöps, Mia Kisling-Møller, Joan Bogh Nielsen, Line Dahl Jørgensen, Mikael Andersen, Stig Bolund, Helene Søgaard Andersen
BACKGROUND: Differing results regarding articulation skills in young children with cleft palate (CP) have been reported and often interpreted as a consequence of different surgical protocols. AIMS: To assess the influence of different timing of hard palate closure in a two-stage procedure on articulation skills in 3-year-olds born with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP). Secondary aims were to compare results with peers without CP, and to investigate if there are gender differences in articulation skills...
July 25, 2017: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741615/patient-and-disease-characteristics-associated-with-the-presence-of-diabetes-mellitus-in-adults-with-chronic-pancreatitis-in-the-united-states
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Melena D Bellin, David C Whitcomb, Judah Abberbock, Stuart Sherman, Bimaljit S Sandhu, Timothy B Gardner, Michelle A Anderson, Michele D Lewis, Samer Alkaade, Vikesh K Singh, John Baillie, Peter A Banks, Darwin Conwell, Gregory A Cote, Nalini M Guda, Thiruvengadam Muniraj, Gong Tang, Randall E Brand, Andres Gelrud, Stephen T Amann, Christopher E Forsmark, C Mel Wilcox, Adam Slivka, Dhiraj Yadav
OBJECTIVES: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common complication of chronic pancreatitis (CP). Past studies for DM risk factors in CP have been limited to single centers or highly focused on a single etiology such as alcoholic or hereditary disease. We studied risk factors for DM in a large population of patients with CP of all etiologies enrolled in the North American Pancreatitis 2 studies. METHODS: Participants (1,171) with CP (n=383 with DM, n=788 without DM) were enrolled prospectively from 26 participating centers...
July 25, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741215/acute-toxicity-of-chlorpyrifos-and-carbosulfan-to-glochidia-of-the-freshwater-mussel-hyriopsis-bialata-simpson-1900
#5
Akkarasiri Sangsawang, Uthaiwan Kovitvadhi, Susan J Clearwater, Satit Kovitvadhi, Kriengkrai Satapornvanit, Karen Thompson
The acute toxicity of carbosulfan and chlorpyrifos in formulated pesticides to glochidia (larvae) of the freshwater mussel (Hyriopsis bialata Simpson, 1900) was evaluated under static conditions in moderately hard dechlorinated tap water. Measured pesticide concentrations were 26 to 34% lower than nominal concentrations; therefore, all results are expressed in terms of measured active ingredient. Carbosulfan was relatively non-toxic to the mussel larvae with median effective concentrations (EC50) of carbosulfan at 24 and 48 h greater than 0...
July 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740782/a-population-based-exploration-of-the-social-implications-associated-with-cleft-lip-and-or-palate
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Adam D Glener, Alexander C Allori, Ronnie L Shammas, Anna R Carlson, Irene J Pien, Arthur S Aylsworth, Robert Meyer, Luiz Pimenta, Ronald Strauss, Stephanie Watkins, Jeffrey R Marcus
BACKGROUND: Clefts of the lip and/or palate (CL/P) carry a social stigma that often causes psychosocial stress. The purpose of this study was to consider the association of cleft phenotype and age with self-reported aspects of psychosocial stress. METHODS: Children with nonsyndromic CL/P and unaffected children born between 1997 and 2003 were identified through the North Carolina Birth Defects Monitoring Program and North Carolina birth records, respectively. The psychosocial concerns of children with CL/P were assessed via a 29-question subset of a larger survey...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738532/genipin-attenuates-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity-by-counteracting-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-apoptosis
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Eglal Mahgoub, Shanmugam Muthu Kumaraswamy, Kamal Hassan Kader, Balaji Venkataraman, Shreesh Ojha, Ernest Adeghate, Mohanraj Rajesh
Cisplatin (CP) is a potent and widely used chemotherapeutic agent. However, the clinical benefits of CP are compromised because it elicits nephrotoxicity and ototoxicity. In this study, we investigated the nephroprotective effects of the phytochemical genipin (GP) isolated from the gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides) fruit, using a murine model of CP-induced nephropathy. GP pretreatment attenuated the CP-induced renal tissue injury by diminishing the serum blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, and cystatin C levels, as well as those of kidney injury molecule-1...
July 20, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738221/self-efficacy-of-physical-education-teachers-in-including-students-with-cerebral-palsy-in-their-classes
#8
Yeshayahu Hutzler, Sharon Barak
Children with cerebral palsy (CP) are often mainstreamed into the general education system, but are likely to be excluded from physical education (PE) classes. A questionnaire was constructed and utilized to measure PE teachers' self-efficacy (SE) toward inclusion of students with CP in each of three mobility categories (independent, using assistive devices, using wheelchair mobility) and the impact of experience and training on teachers' SE. Participants in the study were 121 PE teachers from different parts of Israel (mean age: 41...
July 21, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737836/parenting-and-cortisol-in-infancy-interactively-predict-conduct-problems-and-callous-unemotional-behaviors-in-childhood
#9
Nicholas J Wagner, W Roger Mills-Koonce, Michael T Willoughby, Martha J Cox
This study examines observed maternal sensitivity, harsh-intrusion, and mental-state talk in infancy as predictors of conduct problems (CP) and callous-unemotional (CU) behaviors in middle childhood, as well as the extent to which infants' resting cortisol and cortisol reactivity moderate these associations. Using data from the Family Life Project (n = 1,292), results indicate that maternal sensitivity at 6 months predicts fewer CP at first grade, but only for infants who demonstrate high levels of cortisol reactivity...
July 24, 2017: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737733/a-secure-and-verifiable-outsourced-access-control-scheme-in-fog-cloud-computing
#10
Kai Fan, Junxiong Wang, Xin Wang, Hui Li, Yintang Yang
With the rapid development of big data and Internet of things (IOT), the number of networking devices and data volume are increasing dramatically. Fog computing, which extends cloud computing to the edge of the network can effectively solve the bottleneck problems of data transmission and data storage. However, security and privacy challenges are also arising in the fog-cloud computing environment. Ciphertext-policy attribute-based encryption (CP-ABE) can be adopted to realize data access control in fog-cloud computing systems...
July 24, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736985/conducting-polymers-crosslinked-with-sulfur-as-cathode-materials-for-high-rate-ultralong-life-lithium-sulfur-batteries
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Ligui Li, Shuaibo Zeng, Lihong Xie, Dengke Zhao, Nan Wang, Shaowei Chen
Low electrical conductivity and lack of chemical confinement are two major factors that limit the rate performance and cycling stability of cathode materials in lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries. Herein, sulfur is copolymerized with poly(m-aminothiophenol) (PMAT) nanoplates via inverse vulcanization, leading to a highly crosslinked copolymer cp(S-PMAT) in which about 80 wt% of the feeding sulfur is chemically bonded with the thiol groups of PMAT. The cp(S-PMAT)/C based cathode exhibits a high discharge capacity of 1240 mAh g-1 at 0...
July 23, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736679/chloroplast-genome-sequence-annotation-of-i-dendrobium-nobile-i-asparagales-orchidaceae-an-endangered-medicinal-orchid-from-northeast-india
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Devendra Biswal, Ruchishree Konhar, Manish Debnath, Sriram Parameswaran, Durai Sundar, Pramod Tandon
Orchidaceae constitutes one of the largest families of angiosperms. Owing to the significance of orchids in plant biology, market needs and current sustainable technology levels, basic research on the biology of orchids and their applications in the orchid industry is increasing. Although chloroplast (cp) genomes continue to be evolutionarily informative, there is very limited information available on orchid chloroplast genomes in public repositories. Here, we report the complete cp genome sequence of Dendrobium nobile from Northeast India (Orchidaceae, Asparagales), bearing the GenBank accession number KX377961, which will provide valuable information for future research on orchid genomics and evolution, as well as the medicinal value of orchids...
May 19, 2017: PLoS Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735577/growth-performance-and-digestion-of-growing-lambs-fed-diets-supplemented-with-glycerol
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A M Saleem, A M Singer
Two experiments were conducted to evaluate the effects of replacing corn with an increasing concentration of high-purity glycerol (>99%) on growth performance, economical efficiency, blood constituents and nutrient digestibility of growing lambs. In experiment one, 24 male lambs (initial BW=33.6±6.0 kg; age=6.75±0.75 months) were randomly assigned to one of the three experimental treatments containing 0%, 5% or 10% glycerol to replace corn in concentrate. In experiment two, nine lambs (initial BW=44.7±2...
July 24, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735301/effect-of-faecal-calprotectin-assay-variability-on-the-management-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-potential-role-of-faecal-s100a12
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Simon John Whitehead, Clare Ford, Rousseau Mariano Gama, Ala Ali, Brian McKaig, Jenna Louise Waldron, Helen Steed, Matthew James Brookes
AIMS: To prospectively evaluate whether between-assay variability of different faecal calprotectin (f-Cp) assays influences diagnostic accuracy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in a cohort of patients with confirmed IBD and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). To also evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of faecal S100A12 (f-S100A12) against f-Cp in the same patient cohort and assess whether f-S100A12 offers additional diagnostic value. METHODS: F-Cp using four commercially available f-Cp assays, f-S100A12 and blood biomarkers were measured in patients, recruited from the local IBD clinic, who had established IBS or active ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD)...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735102/intra-operatively-measured-spastic-semimembranosus-forces-of-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#15
Can A Yucesoy, Yener Temelli, Filiz Ateş
The knee kept forcibly in a flexed position is typical in cerebral palsy. Using a benchmark, we investigate intra-operatively if peak spastic hamstring force is measured in flexed knee positions. This tests the assumed shift of optimal length due to adaptation of spastic muscle and a decreasing force trend towards extension. Previously we measured spastic gracilis (GRA) and semitendinosus (ST) forces. Presently, we studied spastic semimembranosus (SM) and tested the following hypotheses: spastic SM forces are (1) high in flexed and (2) low in extended positions...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734722/guidelines-for-the-understanding-and-management-of-pain-in-chronic-pancreatitis
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Asbjørn M Drewes, Stefan A W Bouwense, Claudia M Campbell, Güralp O Ceyhan, Myriam Delhaye, Ihsan Ekin Demir, Pramod K Garg, Harry van Goor, Christopher Halloran, Shuiji Isaji, John P Neoptolemos, Søren S Olesen, Tonya Palermo, Pankaj Jay Pasricha, Andrea Sheel, Tooru Shimosegawa, Eva Szigethy, David C Whitcomb, Dhiraj Yadav
Abdominal pain is the foremost complication of chronic pancreatitis (CP). Pain can be related to recurrent or chronic inflammation, local complications or neurogenic mechanisms with corresponding changes in the nervous systems. Both pain intensity and the frequency of pain attacks have been shown to reduce quality of life in patients with CP. Assessment of pain follows the guidelines for other types of chronic pain, where the multidimensional nature of symptom presentation is taken into consideration. Quantitative sensory testing may be used to characterize pain, but is currently used in a research setting in advanced laboratories...
July 13, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734543/crouch-severity-is-a-poor-predictor-of-elevated-oxygen-consumption-in-cerebral-palsy
#17
Katherine M Steele, Benjamin R Shuman, Michael H Schwartz
Children with cerebral palsy (CP) expend more energy to walk compared to typically-developing peers. One of the most prevalent gait patterns among children with CP, crouch gait, is often singled out as especially exhausting. The dynamics of crouch gait increase external flexion moments and the demand on extensor muscles. This elevated demand is thought to dramatically increase energy expenditure. However, the impact of crouch severity on energy expenditure has not been investigated among children with CP. We evaluated oxygen consumption and gait kinematics for 573 children with bilateral CP...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734308/molecular-simulation-of-caloric-properties-of-fluids-modelled-by-force-fields-with-intramolecular-contributions-application-to-heat-capacities
#18
William R Smith, Jan Jirsák, Ivo Nezbeda, Weikai Qi
The calculation of caloric properties such as heat capacity, Joule-Thomson coefficients, and the speed of sound by classical force-field-based molecular simulation methodology has received scant attention in the literature, particularly for systems composed of complex molecules whose force fields (FFs) are characterized by a combination of intramolecular and intermolecular terms. The calculation of a thermodynamic property for a system whose molecules are described by such a FF involves the calculation of the residual property prior to its addition to the corresponding ideal-gas property, the latter of which is separately calculated, either using thermochemical compilations or nowadays accurate quantum mechanical calculations...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734105/effects-of-median-nerve-neural-mobilization-in-treating-cervicobrachial-pain-a-randomized-waiting-list-controlled-clinical-trial
#19
David Rodríguez-Sanz, Daniel López-López, Francisco Unda-Solano, Carlos Romero-Morales, Irene Sanz-Corbalán, Hector Beltrán-Alacreu, César Calvo-Lobo
BACKGROUND: There is a current lack of sufficiently high-quality randomized controlled clinical trials that measure the effectiveness of neural tissue mobilization techniques such as median nerve neural mobilization (MNNM) and their specific effects on cervicobrachial pain (CP). This study aim was to compare the effectiveness of MNNM in subjects with CP versus a waiting list control group (WLCG). METHODS: A single-blinded, parallel, randomized controlled clinical trial was performed (NCT02596815)...
July 22, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733701/copper-ii-complexes-of-bidentate-ligands-exhibit-potent-anti-cancer-activity-regardless-of-platinum-sensitivity-status
#20
Mohamed Wehbe, Cody Lo, Ada W Y Leung, Wieslawa H Dragowska, Gemma M Ryan, Marcel B Bally
Insensitivity to platinum, either through inherent or acquired resistance, is a major clinical problem in the treatment of many solid tumors. Here, we explored the therapeutic potential of diethyldithiocarbamate (DDC), pyrithione (Pyr), plumbagin (Plum), 8-hydroxyquinoline (8-HQ), clioquinol (CQ) copper complexes in a panel of cancer cell lines that differ in their sensitivity to platins (cisplatin/carboplatin) using a high-content imaging system. Our data suggest that the copper complexes were effective against both platinum sensitive (IC50 ~ 1 μM platinum) and insensitive (IC50 > 5 μM platinum) cell lines...
July 21, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
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