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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651157/different-patterns-in-the-risk-of-newly-developed-fatty-liver-and-lipid-changes-with-tamoxifen-versus-aromatase-inhibitors-in-postmenopausal-women-with-early-breast-cancer-a-propensity-score-matched-cohort-study
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Namki Hong, Han Gyul Yoon, Da Hea Seo, Seho Park, Seung Il Kim, Joo Hyuk Sohn, Yumie Rhee
BACKGROUND: Management of metabolic complications of long-term adjuvant endocrine therapy in early breast cancer remained an unmet need. We aimed to compare the effects of tamoxifen (TMX) and aromatase inhibitors (AIs) on the risk of fatty liver in conjunction with longitudinal changes in the serum lipid parameters. METHODS: Among 1203 subjects who were taking adjuvant TMX or AI (anastrozole or letrozole) without fatty liver at baseline, those taking TMX or AI were 1:1 matched on the propensity score...
June 23, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650051/low-temperature-photoluminescence-properties-of-cspbbr3-quantum-dots-embedded-in-glasses
#2
Bing Ai, Chao Liu, Zhao Deng, Jing Wang, Jianjun Han, Xiujian Zhao
The photoluminescence properties of perovskite CsPbBr3 QDs embedded in glasses were investigated at cryogenic temperature in the range of 40-240 K. CsPbBr3 QDs with radii of 3.3 nm, 4.2 nm and 4.8 nm were precipitated in phosphate glasses using conventional thermal treatment. Photoluminescence (PL) integral intensities, bandgap energies and full with at half maximum of the PL bands of CsPbBr3 QDs showed a strong dependence on temperature. An exciton binding energy of ∼40 meV was derived from the temperature-dependent emission intensity...
June 26, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650044/one-pot-asymmetric-synthesis-of-a-spiro-dihydrofurocoumarin-pyrazolone-scaffold-by-a-michael-addition-i2-mediated-cyclization-sequence
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Ai-Bao Xia, Xiao-Long Zhang, Cheng-Ke Tang, Kai-Xiang Feng, Xiao-Hua Du, Dan-Qian Xu
An asymmetric formal one-pot reaction of 4-hydroxycoumarins with unsaturated pyrazolones has been developed by merging a chiral bifunctional organocatalyst with molecular iodine, which furnished a series of optically active spiro[dihydrofurocoumarin/pyrazolone] heterocycles with spiro quaternary stereogenic centers in moderate to excellent yields (up to 99%) with excellent diastereoselectivities (up to >99 : 1 dr) and good to excellent enantioselectivities (up to 99% ee). The application in the gram-scale synthesis of chiral spiro[dihydrofurocoumarin/pyrazolone] compounds was also successfully realized...
June 26, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649746/unique-spectral-overlap-and-resonant-energy-transfer-between-eu2-and-yb3-no-quantum-cutting
#4
Lei Zhou, Peter Anthony Tanner, Weijie Zhou, Yeye Ai, Lixin Ning, Mingmei Wu, Hongbin Liang
Samples of the Ca3Sc2Si3O12 (CSS) host singly-doped with Eu2+ or Yb3+, doubly-doped with Eu2+ and Yb3+, and triply-doped with Ce3+, Eu2+ and Yb3+ were synthesized by a sol-gel combustion process under reducing conditions. Unlike previous reports of Eu2+ → Yb3+ energy transfer in other systems, the energy transfer is resonant in the CSS host and the transfer efficiency reaches 100% for lightly-doped samples. The transfer mechanism is multipolar rather than electron transfer for the sample compositions employed herein...
June 25, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649199/glyx-13-a-nmda-receptor-glycine-site-functional-partial-agonist-attenuates-cerebral-ischemia-injury-in-vivo-and-vitro-by-differential-modulations-of-nmda-receptors-subunit-components-at-different-post-ischemia-stage-in-mice
#5
Chen Zheng, Zhi H Qiao, Meng Z Hou, Nan N Liu, Bin Fu, Ran Ding, Yuan Y Li, Liang P Wei, Ai L Liu, Hui Shen
Excessive activation of NMDA receptors (NMDARs) is implicated in pathological synaptic plasticity also known as post-ischemic long-term potentiation (i-LTP) which was produced by glutamate mediated excitotoxicity after stroke. In the past decades, many NMDARs inhibitors failed in clinical investigations due to severe psychotomimetic side effects. GLYX-13 is a NMDAR modulator with glycine site partial agonist properties and has potential protective effects on ischemic neuronal death. However, the underlying molecular mechanism of GLYX-13 attenuating the ischemic neuronal damage remains elusive...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648766/age-sex-and-diagnosis-specific-incidence-rate-of-medically-certified-long-term-sick-leave-among-private-sector-employees-the-japan-epidemiology-collaboration-on-occupational-health-j-ecoh-study
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Chihiro Nishiura, Akiko Nanri, Ikuko Kashino, Ai Hori, Chihiro Kinugawa, Motoki Endo, Noritada Kato, Aki Tomizawa, Akihiko Uehara, Makoto Yamamoto, Tohru Nakagawa, Shuichiro Yamamoto, Toru Honda, Teppei Imai, Akiko Okino, Toshiaki Miyamoto, Naoko Sasaki, Kentaro Tomita, Satsue Nagahama, Takeshi Kochi, Masafumi Eguchi, Hiroko Okazaki, Taizo Murakami, Chii Shimizu, Makiko Shimizu, Isamu Kabe, Tetsuya Mizoue, Tomofumi Sone, Seitaro Dohi
BACKGROUND: Long-term sick-leave is a major public health problem, but data on its incidence in Japan are scarce. We aimed to present reference data for long-term sick-leave among private sector employees in Japan. METHODS: The study population comprised employees of 12 companies that participated in the Japan Epidemiology Collaboration on Occupational Health Study. Details on medically certified sick-leave lasting ≥30 days were collected from each company. Age- and sex-specific incidence rate of sick-leave was calculated for the period of April 2012 to March 2014...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648713/zoonotic-infection-with-onchocerca-dewittei-japonica-in-an-11-year-old-boy-in-kansai-region-western-honshu-japan
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Shigehiko Uni, Masako Fukuda, Kou Ogawa, Yvonne Ai-Lian Lim, Takeshi Agatsuma, Naruemon Bunchom, Weerachai Saijuntha, Yasushi Otsuka, Subha Bhassu, Ahmad Syihan Mat Udin, Nur Afiqah Zainuri, Hasmahzaiti Omar, Jun Nakatani, Makoto Matsubayashi, Haruhiko Maruyama, Rosli Ramli, Mohd Sofian Azirun, Hiroyuki Takaoka
An 11-year-old boy living in Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture, Kansai Region, Western Honshu, Japan had zoonotic onchocercosis. The patient developed a painful swelling on the little finger of his left hand. The worm detected in the excised mass had external transverse ridges but did not have inner striae in the cuticle. On the basis of the parasite's histopathological characteristics, the causative agent was identified as a female Onchocerca dewittei japonica (Spirurida: Onchocercidae). The species of the filarial parasite was confirmed by sequencing the cox1 gene of the parasite...
June 22, 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647958/-prospective-cohort-study-on-the-outcomes-of-sacrospinous-ligament-fixation-using-conventional-instruments-in-treating-stage-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-pelvic-organ-prolapse
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C Ren, X C Song, L Zhu, F F Ai, H H Shi, Z J Sun, J Chen, J H Lang
Objective: To evaluate the medium and long term safety and efficacy of sacrospinous ligament fixation (SSLF) performed with conventional instruments in treating stage Ⅲ-Ⅳ pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Methods: A prospective cohort analysis was conducted in the Peking Union Medical College Hospital, between May 2007 and June 2015, enrolling 55 women with stage Ⅲ-Ⅳ POP who intended to receive SSLF. Primary end points were objective success rates using pelvic organ prolapse quantitation system (POP-Q) and subjective satisfaction rates with questionnaires after surgery according to vaginal examination and related questionnaires for all patients who received SSLF eventually...
June 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647603/effects-of-the-herbicide-glyphosate-on-non-target-plant-native-species-from-chaco-forest-argentina
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Ferreira María Florencia, Torres Carolina, Bracamonte Enzo, Galetto Leonardo
Agriculture based on transgenic crops has expanded in Argentina into areas formerly occupied by Chaco forest. Even though glyphosate is the herbicide most widely used in the world, increasing evidence indicates severe ecotoxicological effects on non-target organisms as native plants. The aim of this work is to determine glyphosate effects on 23 native species present in the remaining Chaco forests immersed in agricultural matrices. This is a laboratory/greenhouse approach studying acute effects on seedlings after 21 days...
June 22, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647185/relationship-between-catecholamine-level-and-gene-polymorphism-of-%C3%AE-1-adrenergic-receptor-g1165c-in-children-with-ev71-infection-in-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease
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Zhi-Xian Lei, Bang-Tao Li, Hong-Ai Li, Xiao-Ming Li, Man-Fang Xie, Ting Huang, Qi Wang, Ya-Zhou Wang, Qiu-Yu Lin, Li-Rong Zhou, Nai-Chao Feng, Xin Li, Dao-Mou Zhu, Yuan-Ping Hai, Lan Cui, Ya-Qin Zhang, Zhi-Wen Liu, Shou-Ye Wu, Yong-Zhao Chen, Ke-Qing Zhu, Xiao-Jie He, Wei Xiang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between the levels of plasma adrenaline and norepinephrine and gene polymorphism of β1 adrenergic receptor G1165C in children with enterovirus 71 (EV71) infection in hand foot and mouth disease (HFMD). METHODS: The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was used to detect the expression of gene polymorphism of β1 adrenergic receptor G1165C in vitro. The levels of plasma adrenaline and norepinephrine were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
May 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646476/the-relationship-between-circulating-adiponectin-leptin-and-vaspin-with-bone-mineral-density-bmd-arterial-calcification-and-stiffness-a-cross-sectional-study-in-post-menopausal-women
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N Tanna, K Patel, A E Moore, D Dulnoan, S Edwards, G Hampson
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between circulating adiponectin, leptin and vaspin with bone mineral density (BMD), arterial stiffness and vascular calcification in post-menopausal women. We hypothesised that adipokines produced by adipose tissue may be mediators of bone and cardiovascular disease (CVD) and explain, in part, the observed association between osteoporosis and CVD. DESIGN: We studied 386 ambulant community dwelling postmenopausal women aged (mean [SD] 61 [6...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645730/the-relation-of-digital-vascular-function-to-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-african-americans-using-digital-tonometry-the-jackson-heart-study
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Eric E McClendon, Solomon K Musani, Tandaw E Samdarshi, Sushant Khaire, Donny Stokes, Naomi M Hamburg, Koby Sheffy, Gary F Mitchell, Herman R Taylor, Emelia J Benjamin, Ervin R Fox
Digital vascular tone and function, as measured by peripheral arterial tonometry (PAT), are associated with cardiovascular risk and events in non-Hispanic whites. There are limited data on relations between PAT and cardiovascular risk in African-Americans. PAT was performed on a subset of Jackson Heart Study participants using a fingertip tonometry device. Resting digital vascular tone was assessed as baseline pulse amplitude. Hyperemic vascular response to 5 minutes of ischemia was expressed as the PAT ratio (hyperemic/baseline amplitude ratio)...
June 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645668/titration-technique-using-endoscopy-for-an-oral-appliance-treatment-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Kentaro Okuno, Kazuki Ikai, Erika Matsumura-Ai, Takafumi Araie
The degree of mandibular protrusion for an oral appliance (OA) should be customized for each patient with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This article describes the mandibular titration technique for OAs to effectively treat OSA by using endoscopy to evaluate the change in the airway at the velopharynx. This technique may minimize the degree of mandible protrusion and contribute to both the efficacy of and compliance with OA therapy.
June 20, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644857/beneficial-effects-of-hibiscus-rosa-sinensis-l-flower-aqueous-extract-in-pregnant-rats-with-diabetes
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Luana Alves Freitas Afiune, Thaís Leal-Silva, Yuri Karen Sinzato, Rafaianne Queiroz Moraes-Souza, Thaigra Sousa Soares, Kleber Eduardo Campos, Ricardo Toshio Fujiwara, Emilio Herrera, Débora Cristina Damasceno, Gustavo Tadeu Volpato
PURPOSE: The Hibiscus rosa-sinensis flower is widely used in Brazilian traditional medicine for the treatment of diabetes and has shown antifertility activity in female Wistar rats. However, there is no scientific confirmation of its effect on diabetes and pregnancy. The aim of this study was evaluate the effect of aqueous extract of H. rosa-sinensis flowers on maternal-fetal outcome in pregnant rats with diabetes. METHODS: Diabetes was induced by streptozotocin (STZ, 40 mg/kg) in virgin, adult, female Wistar rats...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644829/swapping-the-n-and-c-terminal-domains-of-human-apolipoprotein-e3-and-ai-reveals-insights-into-their-structure-activity-relationship
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Mark T Lek, Siobanth Cruz, Nnejiuwa U Ibe, Wendy H J Beck, John K Bielicki, Paul M M Weers, Vasanthy Narayanaswami
Apolipoprotein (apo) E3 and apoAI are exchangeable apolipoproteins that play a dominant role in regulating plasma lipoprotein metabolism. ApoE3 (299 residues) is composed of an N-terminal (NT) domain bearing a 4-helix bundle and a C-terminal (CT) domain bearing a series of amphipathic α-helices. ApoAI (243 residues) also comprises a highly helical NT domain and a less structured CT tail. The objective of this study was to understand their structural and functional role by generating domain swapped chimeras: apoE3-NT/apoAI-CT and apoAI-NT/apoE-CT...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644480/a-polymer-nanoparticle-with-engineered-affinity-for-a-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-vegf165
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Hiroyuki Koide, Keiichi Yoshimatsu, Yu Hoshino, Shih-Hui Lee, Ai Okajima, Saki Ariizumi, Yudai Narita, Yusuke Yonamine, Adam C Weisman, Yuri Nishimura, Naoto Oku, Yoshiko Miura, Kenneth J Shea
Protein affinity reagents are widely used in basic research, diagnostics and separations and for clinical applications, the most common of which are antibodies. However, they often suffer from high cost, and difficulties in their development, production and storage. Here we show that a synthetic polymer nanoparticle (NP) can be engineered to have many of the functions of a protein affinity reagent. Polymer NPs with nM affinity to a key vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF165) inhibit binding of the signalling protein to its receptor VEGFR-2, preventing receptor phosphorylation and downstream VEGF165-dependent endothelial cell migration and invasion into the extracellular matrix...
July 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643382/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-arginyl-diosgenin-conjugate-as-a-potential-bone-tissue-engineering-agent
#17
Ai-Mei Liao, Hana Jung, Ji Won Yu, Dong Hee Lee, Sang-Soo Park, Bangrong Cai, ChangJu Chun
Water-soluble arginyl-diosgenin (Arg-DG) conjugate was designed, synthesized, and evaluated for a biological activity. The Arg-DG conjugate was characterized using FT-IR, (1) H NMR, (13) C NMR, and HPLC-MS analyses, followed by a biological activity evaluation. Compared with DG, the Arg-DG conjugate showed a decreased cytotoxicity against L929 cells and an increased anti-proliferative activity against hepatocellular cells. The safety of the Arg-DG conjugate was confirmed using the highly sensitive Alamar Blue assay, which indicated that it increased the cellular metabolic activity at suitable concentrations...
June 23, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643114/synergistic-cardioprotective-effects-of-raav9-cyclina2-combined-with-fibrin-glue-in-rats-after-myocardial-infarction
#18
Wen Cao, Ya-Fei Chang, Ai-Chao Zhao, Bang-Dang Chen, Fen Liu, Yi-Tong Ma, Xiang Ma
The present study aimed to investigate the protective effects of rAAV9-CyclinA2 combined with fibrin glue (FG) in vivo in rats after myocardial infarction (MI). Ninety male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized into 6 groups (15 in each group): sham, MI, rAAV9-green fluorescent protein (GFP) + MI, rAAV9-CyclinA2 + MI, FG + MI, and rAAV9-CyclinA2 + FG + MI. Packed virus (5 × 10(11)vg/ml) in 150 µl of normal saline or FG was injected into the infarcted myocardium at five locations in rAAV9-GFP + MI, rAAV9-CyclinA2 + MI, and rAAV9-CyclinA2 + FG + MI groups...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643023/variable-aromatase-inhibitor-plasma-concentrations-do-not-correlate-with-circulating-estrogen-concentrations-in-post-menopausal-breast-cancer-patients
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Daniel L Hertz, Kelly A Speth, Kelley M Kidwell, Christina L Gersch, Zeruesenay Desta, Anna Maria Storniolo, Vered Stearns, Todd C Skaar, Daniel F Hayes, N Lynn Henry, James M Rae
PURPOSE: The aromatase inhibitors (AI) exemestane (EXE), letrozole (LET), and anastrozole suppress estrogen biosynthesis, and are effective treatments for estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer. Prior work suggests that anastrozole blood concentrations are associated with the magnitude of estrogen suppression. The objective of this study was to determine whether the magnitude of estrogen suppression, as determined by plasma estradiol (E2) concentrations, in EXE or LET treated patients is associated with plasma AI concentrations...
June 22, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642617/podoplanin-enhances-lung-cancer-cell-growth-in-vivo-by-inducing-platelet-aggregation
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Kenichi Miyata, Ai Takemoto, Sakae Okumura, Makoto Nishio, Naoya Fujita
Podoplanin/Aggrus, known as a platelet aggregation-inducing factor, is frequently overexpressed in lung squamous cell carcinomas (LSCC) and glioblastomas among other tumours, and its expression has been reported to be correlated with poor prognosis. However, the contribution of podoplanin to malignant progression has been elusive. Here we demonstrate that in podoplanin-positive LSCC cells, their growth was abrogated by podoplanin knockout in vivo but not in vitro. Conversely, ectopic expression of podoplanin promoted cell growth in vivo and facilitated intratumoral platelet activation...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
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