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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433992/the-aachen-minipig-phenotype-genotype-hematological-and-biochemical-characterization-and-comparison-to-the-g%C3%A3-ttingen-minipig
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Kerstin Pawlowsky, Lisa Ernst, Julia Steitz, Thaddäus Stopinski, Babette Kögel, Anna Henger, Reinhart Kluge, René Tolba
BACKGROUND: The pig is one of the most frequently used large animal models for biomedical research, especially in the field of translational research and surgical models. While standard livestock breeds are used in short-term and acute studies, minipig breeds are the preferred breeds in long-term and chronic studies due to their limited growth and body weight. OBJECTIVE: In consideration of the 3R principle (refinement, reduction, replacement) and the increasing demand, the aim of this study was to generate a new, robust, non-specific-pathogen-free minipig breed, the Aachen minipig...
April 22, 2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432841/comparison-of-pneumatic-tube-system-with-manual-transport-for-routine-chemistry-hematology-coagulation-and-blood-gas-tests
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Alex Pupek, Beverly Matthewson, Erin Whitman, Rachel Fullarton, Yu Chen
BACKGROUND: The pneumatic tube system (PTS) is commonly used in modern clinical laboratories to provide quick specimen delivery. However, its impact on sample integrity and laboratory testing results are still debatable. In addition, each PTS installation and configuration is unique to its institution. We sought to validate our Swisslog PTS by comparing routine chemistry, hematology, coagulation and blood gas test results and sample integrity indices between duplicate samples transported either manually or by PTS...
April 22, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428020/repeated-sub-chronic-oral-toxicity-study-of-xylooligosaccharides-xos-in-dogs
#3
Yonglin Gao, Yunzhi Wang, Yanshen Li, Rui Han, Chunmei Li, Lin Xiao, Susan Cho, Yukui Ma, Chao Fang, Albert W Lee
In this study, Beagle dogs were administered xylooligosaccharide (XOS, CAS # 87099-0) at doses of 0, 1250, 2500, and 5000 mg/kg/day by oral gavage for 26 weeks. A 4-week recovery period was added to observe delayed or reversible toxicity. Measurements included body weight, food consumption, clinical observations, temperature, electrocardiogram (ECG), urinalysis, blood chemistry, hematology, organ weight, gross necropsy, and histopathological examination. Except for transient diarrhea or vomiting, no treatment-related adverse effects were noted...
April 17, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425751/development-of-red-blood-cell-autoantibodies-following-treatment-with-checkpoint-inhibitors-a-new-class-of-anti-neoplastic-immunotherapeutic-agents-associated-with-immune-dysregulation
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Laura L Cooling, John Sherbeck, Jonathon C Mowers, Sheri L Hugan
Ipilimumab, nivolumab, and pembrolizumab represent a new class of immunotherapeutic drugs for treating patients with advanced cancer. Known as checkpoint inhibitors, these drugs act to upregulate the cellular and humoral immune response to tumor antigens by inhibiting T-cell autoregulation. As a consequence, they can be associated with immune-related adverse events (irAEs) due to loss of self-tolerance, including rare cases of immune-related cytopenias. We performed a retrospective clinical chart review, including serologic, hematology, and chemistry laboratory results, of two patients who developed red blood cell (RBC) autoantibodies during treatment with a checkpoint inhibitor...
January 2017: Immunohematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423351/significance-of-inflammation-based-indices-in-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-non-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Xiangping Song, Hong Zhu, Qian Pei, Fengbo Tan, Chenglong Li, Zhongyi Zhou, Yuan Zhou, Nanhui Yu, Yuqiang Li, Haiping Pei
Previous studies demonstrated that several inflammation-based hematological indices are closely related to various malignancies, including colorectal cancer (CRC). In this study, the prognostic value of inflammation-based markers, including a combination index termed coNLR-PDW, comprising the preoperative neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and the platelet distribution width (PDW), was evaluated in 206 patients with non-metastatic CRC treated with surgery at a single medical center. The association of patient demographics, blood chemistry, and serum biochemical indices with recurrence-free survival (RFS) and overall survival (OS) were examined through univariate and multivariate analysis...
April 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409494/association-between-metabolically-healthy-central-obesity-in-women-and-levels-of-soluble-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-soluble-vascular-adhesion-protein-1-and-the-activity-of-semicarbazide-sensitive-amine-oxidase
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Ivana Koborová, Radana Gurecká, Melinda Csongová, Katarína Volkovová, Éva Szökő, Tamás Tábi, Katarína Šebeková
AIM: To determine the levels of circulating soluble receptor for advanced glycation end products (sRAGE), as a biomarker of risk of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease development in centrally obese (CO) women considered metabolically healthy (COH) in comparison with those metabolically unhealthy (COU). METHODS: 47 lean healthy, 17 COH (presenting waist-to-height ratio ≥0.5 but not elevated blood pressure, atherogenic lipid profile, and insulin resistance), and 50 COU (CO presenting ≥2 risk factors) women aged 40-45 years were included...
April 14, 2017: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400834/comparison-of-commonly-used-icr-stocks-and-the-characterization-of-korl-icr
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Hye-Jun Shin, Young Min Cho, Hee Jung Shin, Hae Deun Kim, Kyung Min Choi, Mi Gyeong Kim, Hyoung Doo Shin, Myeon-Woo Chung
Mouse is a commonly used animal in life science studies and is classified as outbred if genetically diverse and inbred if genetically homogeneous. Outbred mouse stocks, are used in toxicology, oncology, infection and pharmacology research. The National Institute of Food and Drug Safety Evaluation (NIFDS; former the Korea National Institute of Health) have bred ICR mice for more than 50 years. We investigated to provide users with information and promote accountability to the Korl:ICR. To secure the indigenous data, biological characteristics of Korl:ICR were identified by comparing with other ICR stocks...
March 2017: Laboratory Animal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389326/lipid-soluble-green-tea-extract-genotoxicity-and-subchronic-toxicity-studies
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Zheng Liu, Dongying Liu, Jianguo Cheng, Song Mei, Ying Fu, Weiqi Lai, Yin Wang, Yihong Xu, Trung D Vo, Barry S Lynch
To assess the potential safety of lipid soluble green tea extract, also referred to as lipid soluble tea polyphenols (LSTP), a series of genotoxicity tests were conducted, including an Ames, in vivo mouse micronucleus, and in vivo mouse sperm abnormality test. The toxicity of LSTP was evaluated in 90- and 30-day feeding studies. LSTP did not show mutagenic activity in the Ames test and no genotoxic potential in the in vivo assays at doses up to 10 g/kg body weight (bw). In the 90-day feeding study, LSTP was given in the diet at levels providing 0, 0...
April 4, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374803/mechanistic-investigations-of-the-mitochondrial-complex-i-inhibitor-rotenone-in-the-context-of-pharmacological-and-safety-evaluation
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Sabrina Heinz, Alexius Freyberger, Bettina Lawrenz, Ludwig Schladt, Gabriele Schmuck, Heidrun Ellinger-Ziegelbauer
Inhibitors of the mitochondrial respiratory chain complex I are suggested to exert anti-tumor activity on those tumors relying on oxidative metabolism and are therefore of interest to oncology research. Nevertheless, the safety profile of these inhibitors should be thoroughly assessed. Rotenone, a proven complex I inhibitor, has shown anti-carcinogenic activity in several studies. In this context rotenone was used in this study as a tool compound with the aim to identify suitable biomarker candidates and provide enhanced mechanistic insights into the molecular and cellular effects of complex I inhibitors...
April 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363080/hematology-and-plasma-chemistry-of-the-ploughshare-tortoise-astrochelys-yniphora-in-a-captive-breeding-program
#10
Javier López, Michael Waters, Andrew Routh, Tsanta F Rakotonanahary, Lance Woolaver, Ann Thomasson, Emma Holmes, Hanspeter W Steinmetz
Blood samples from 172 captive and 40 wild, healthy, juvenile and adult, ploughshare tortoises ( Astrochelys yniphora ) were analyzed to determine hematological and biochemical reference intervals. Hematological analytes included packed cell volume (PCV), white blood cell count (WBC), and WBC differential estimates. Biochemical analysis included total protein measured by photometry (TP) and by refractometry (TPr), albumin (ALB), creatine kinase (CK), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), glutamate dehydrogenase (GLDH), bile acids (BA), calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P), urea (UREA), and uric acid (UA)...
March 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352924/-abomasal-ulcers-in-cattle
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Alexandra Hund, Thomas Wittek
Abomasal ulcers lead to several problems. They cause pain resulting in a decrease in productivity and even the possible loss of the animal. Because they are frequently difficult to diagnose, information on their prevalence is variable. Additionally, therapeutic options are limited. Abomasal ulcers are graded as type 1 through 4, type 1 being a superficial defect and type 2 an ulcer where a large blood vessel has been eroded, leading to substantial blood loss. Types 3 and 4 are perforated abomasal ulcers leading to local and diffuse peritonitis, respectively...
March 29, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe G, Grosstiere/Nutztiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349785/inflammatory-cell-findings-in-the-female-rabbit-heart-and-stress-associated-exacerbation-with-handling-and-procedures-used-in-nonclinical-studies
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Rani S Sellers, Ingrid Pardo, George Hu, K Nasir Khan, Richard Perry, Victoria Markiewicz, Cynthia Rohde, Jennifer Colangelo, William Reagan, David Clarke
Despite the use of rabbits in biomedical research, including regulatory toxicology and cardiovascular studies, little data exist on heart findings in this species. This study was designed to document myocardial findings in female rabbits and the impact of study-related procedures typical for vaccine toxicology studies. One hundred and forty 6- to 8-month-old female New Zealand White rabbits were divided equally into 2 groups, high and low study procedure groups (group 1 and group 2, respectively). All animals received intramuscular (IM) injections of sterile saline every 2 weeks for 5 times and were necropsied 2 days after the final IM injection...
January 1, 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348152/pharmacokinetics-and-tolerance-of-the-phage-endolysin-based-candidate-drug-sal200-after-a-single-intravenous-administration-among-healthy-volunteers
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Soo Youn Jun, In Jin Jang, Seonghae Yoon, Kyungho Jang, Kyung-Sang Yu, Joo Youn Cho, Moon-Woo Seong, Gi Mo Jung, Seong Jun Yoon, Sang Hyeon Kang
This study is a phase 1, single-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, single-dosing, and dose-escalating study of intravenous SAL200. It is a new candidate drug for antibiotic-resistant staphylococcal infections based on a recombinant form of the phage endolysin SAL-1. The study evaluated the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and tolerance among healthy male volunteers after the intravenous infusion of single ascending doses of SAL200 (0.1, 0.3, 1, 3, and 10 mg/kg).SAL200 was well tolerated, and no serious adverse events (AEs) were observed in this clinical study...
March 27, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322893/in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-safety-evaluation-of-nephure%C3%A2
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Helena Cowley, Qin Yan, Lee Koetzner, Laurie Dolan, Erik Nordwald, Aaron B Cowley
Nephure™ is a proprietary oxalate decarboxylase (OxDC) enzyme being developed as a food ingredient. In this study, the safety of Nephure™ was evaluated in a bacterial mutagenicity assay and in a sub-chronic (13-week) oral toxicity study in rats. Nephure™ did not show any mutagenic properties in the mutagenicity assay. In the 13-week sub-chronic oral toxicity study in which 10 Sprague Dawley rats per sex were administered 0, 118, 235 and 475 mg/kg bw/day (8260, 16450 and 33,250 Units/kg bw/day, respectively) of Nephure™ by gavage, male and female rats did not show any test article-related clinical observations or effects on body weight, body weight gain, food consumption, food efficiency, ophthalmology, functional observational battery parameters or motor activity...
March 18, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287415/dietary-buglossoides-arvensis-oil-increases-circulating-n-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-in-a-dose-dependent-manner-and-enhances-lipopolysaccharide-stimulated-whole-blood-interleukin-10-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
#15
Natalie Lefort, Rémi LeBlanc, Marc E Surette
Buglossoides arvensis (Ahiflower) oil is a dietary oil rich in stearidonic acid (20% SDA; 18:4 n-3). The present randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial investigated the effects of three Ahiflower oil dosages on omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) content of plasma and mononuclear cells (MCs) and of the highest Ahiflower dosage on stimulated cytokine production in blood. Healthy subjects (n = 88) consumed 9.7 mL per day for 28 days of 100% high oleic sunflower oil (HOSO); 30% Ahiflower oil (Ahi) + 70% HOSO; 60% Ahi + 40% HOSO; and 100% Ahi...
March 10, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265009/preclinical-mammalian-safety-studies-of-epharna-dopc-nanoliposomal-epha2-targeted-sirna
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Michael J Wagner, Rahul Mitra, Mark J McArthur, Wallace Baze, Kirstin Barnhart, Sherry Wu, Cristian Rodriguez-Aguayo, Xinna Zhang, Robert L Coleman, Gabriel Lopez-Berestein, Anil K Sood
To address the need for efficient and biocompatible delivery systems for systemic siRNA delivery, we developed 1,2-Dioleoyl-sn-Glycero-3-Phosphatidylcholine (DOPC) nanoliposomal EphA2-targeted therapeutic (EPHARNA). Here, we performed safety studies of EPHARNA in murine and primate models. Single dosing of EPHARNA was tested at 5 concentrations in mice (N=15 per group) and groups were sacrificed on days 1, 14, and 28 for evaluation of clinical pathology and organ toxicity. Multiple dosing of EPHARNA was tested in mice and Rhesus macaques twice weekly at two dose levels in each model...
March 6, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249303/clinical-parameters-following-multiple-oral-dose-administration-of-a-standardized-andrographis-paniculata-capsule-in-healthy-thai-subjects
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Tawit Suriyo, Nanthanit Pholphana, Teerapat Ungtrakul, Nuchanart Rangkadilok, Duangchit Panomvana, Apinya Thiantanawat, Wanwisa Pongpun, Jutamaad Satayavivad
Andrographis paniculata has been widely used in Scandinavian and Asian counties for the treatment of the common cold, fever, and noninfectious diarrhea. The present study was carried out to investigate the physiological effects of short-term multiple dose administration of a standardized A. paniculata capsule used for treatment of the common cold and uncomplicated upper respiratory tract infections, including blood pressure, electrocardiogram, blood chemistry, hematological profiles, urinalysis, and blood coagulation in healthy Thai subjects...
March 1, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214195/first-clinical-case-of-canine-granulocytic-anaplasmosis-in-korea-and-genotypic-analyses-of-anaplasma-phagocytophilum
#18
Seung-Hun Lee, Nara Kim, Dongmi Kwak
A 2-year-old male Jindo dog was presented to a local veterinary clinic for anorexia, lethargy, edema around neck, and vomiting. Based on the clinical history, physical examination, hematology, blood chemistry, serology, and PCR, the dog was diagnosed with canine granulocytic anaplasmosis (CGA). PCR and phylogenetic analyses targeting the 16S rRNA, groEL, and msp2 genes of Anaplasma phagocytophilum revealed that the A. phagocytophilum identified in this study subgrouped into alanine and USA groups according to the groEL and msp2 gene sequences, respectively...
February 3, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181678/safety-and-immunological-efficacy-of-a-dna-vaccine-encoding-the-androgen-receptor-ligand-binding-domain-ar-lbd
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Brian M Olson, Eric S Bradley, Thomas Sawicki, Weixiong Zhong, Erik A Ranheim, Jordan E Bloom, Viswa T Colluru, Laura E Johnson, Brian T Rekoske, Jens C Eickhoff, Douglas G McNeel
BACKGROUND: The androgen receptor (AR) is a key oncogenic driver of prostate cancer, and has been the primary focus of prostate cancer treatment for several decades. We have previously demonstrated that the AR is also an immunological target antigen, recognized in patients with prostate cancer, and targetable by means of vaccines in rodent models with delays in prostate tumor growth. The current study was performed to determine the safety and immunological efficacy of a GMP-grade plasmid DNA vaccine encoding the ligand-binding domain (LBD) of the AR, pTVG-AR...
May 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166521/rationale-and-design-of-a-clinical-trial-investigating-tolvaptan-safety-and-efficacy-in-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease
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Vicente E Torres, Olivier Devuyst, Arlene B Chapman, Ron T Gansevoort, Ronald D Perrone, John Ouyang, Jaime D Blais, Frank S Czerwiec, Olga Sergeyeva
BACKGROUND: In TEMPO 3:4, the vasopressin V2-receptor antagonist tolvaptan slowed kidney growth and function decline in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) patients with relatively preserved kidney function. METHODS: Prospective, phase 3b, multi-center, randomized-withdrawal, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial of tolvaptan in ADPKD patients with late stage 2 to early stage 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD). The primary endpoint was estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) change from pre-treatment baseline to post-treatment follow-up...
2017: American Journal of Nephrology
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