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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227670/diffuse-reflectance-spectroscopy-can-differentiate-high-grade-and-low-grade-prostatic-carcinoma
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Priya N Werahera, Edward A Jasion, E David Crawford, M Scott Lucia, Adrie van Bokhoven, Holly T Sullivan, Fernando J Kim, Paul D Maroni, J David Port, John W Daily, Francisco G La Rosa, Priya N Werahera, Edward A Jasion, E David Crawford, M Scott Lucia, Adrie van Bokhoven, Holly T Sullivan, Fernando J Kim, Paul D Maroni, J David Port, John W Daily, Francisco G La Rosa, John W Daily, Adrie Van Bokhoven, E David Crawford, J David Port, Priya N Werahera, M Scott Lucia, Holly T Sullivan, Paul D Maroni, Edward A Jasion, Francisco G La Rosa, Fernando J Kim
Prostate tumors are graded by the revised Gleason Score (GS) which is the sum of the two predominant Gleason grades present ranging from 6-10. GS 6 cancer exclusively with Gleason grade 3 is designated as low grade (LG) and correlates with better clinical prognosis for patients. GS >7 cancer with at least one of the Gleason grades 4 and 5 is designated as HG indicate worse prognosis for patients. Current transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsies often fail to correctly diagnose HG prostate cancer due to sampling errors...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222445/blocking-il-17a-alleviates-diabetic-retinopathy-in-rodents
#2
Ao-Wang Qiu, Qing-Huai Liu, Jun-Ling Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Interleukin (IL)-17A, a proinflammatory cytokine, has been implicated in several autoimmune diseases. However, it is unclear whether IL-17A is involved in diabetic retinopathy (DR), one of the most serious complications of autoimmune diabetes. This study aimed to demonstrate that IL-17A exacerbates DR by affecting retinal Müller cell function. METHODS: High glucose (HG)-treated rat Müller cell line (rMC-1) was exposed to IL-17A, anti-IL-17A-neutralizing monoclonal antibody (mAb) or/and anti-IL-17 receptor (R)A-neutralizing mAb for 24 h...
February 21, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222034/three-cases-of-gordon-syndrome-with-dominant-klhl3-mutations
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Ji Soo Park, Eujin Park, Hye Sun Hyun, Yo Han Ahn, Hee Gyung Kang, Il-Soo Ha, Hae Il Cheong
BACKGROUND: Gordon syndrome (GS) is a rare form of monogenic hypertension characterized by low renin hypertension, hyperkalemia, hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis, and normal glomerular filtration rate. To date, four genes causing GS have been identified as: WNK1, WNK4, CUL3, and KLHL3. CASE REPORT: We report three cases of GS in two families. All patients presented with typical clinical features of GS and had a known dominant KLHL3 mutation. Oral thiazide treatment with low salt diet resulted in normalization of blood pressure and serum electrolytes in all three cases...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220073/enhanced-late-na-and-ca-currents-as-effective-antiarrhythmic-drug-targets
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REVIEW
Hrayr S Karagueuzian, Arash Pezhouman, Marina Angelini, Riccardo Olcese
While recent advances clarified the molecular and cellular modes of action of antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs), their link to suppression of dynamical arrhythmia mechanisms remains only partially understood. The current classifications of AADs (Classes I, III, and IV) rely on blocking peak Na, K and L-type calcium currents (ICa,L), with Class II with dominant beta receptor blocking activity and Class V including drugs with diverse classes of actions. The discovery that the calcium and redox sensor, cardiac Ca/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) enhances both the late Na (INa-L) and the late ICa,L in patients at high risk of VT/VF provided a new and a rational AAD target...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219465/relationships-between-methane-emission-of-holstein-friesian-dairy-cows-and-fatty-acids-volatile-metabolites-and-non-volatile-metabolites-in-milk
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S van Gastelen, E C Antunes-Fernandes, K A Hettinga, J Dijkstra
This study investigated the relationships between methane (CH4) emission and fatty acids, volatile metabolites (V) and non-volatile metabolites (NV) in milk of dairy cows. Data from an experiment with 32 multiparous dairy cows and four diets were used. All diets had a roughage : concentrate ratio of 80 : 20 based on dry matter (DM). Roughage consisted of either 1000 g/kg DM grass silage (GS), 1000 g/kg DM maize silage (MS), or a mixture of both silages (667 g/kg DM GS and 333 g/kg DM MS; 333 g/kg DM GS and 677 g/kg DM MS)...
February 21, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217062/anesthetic-management-of-a-case-of-gilbert-s-syndrome-for-mitral-and-aortic-valve-replacement-role-of-transesophageal-echocardiography
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P S Nagaraja, Naveen G Singh, S Subash, N Manjunatha, C G Prabhushankar, N Sathish
Gilbert's syndrome (GS) is an autosomal inherited disorder characterized by relative deficiency of glucuronyl transferase and poor uptake of unconjugated bilirubin by hepatocytes. Cardiac surgery on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in these patients triggers further hepatic dysfunction. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and Doppler assessment of hepatic vein help in assessing hepatic blood flow (HBF) during cardiac surgery. Here, we discuss anesthetic management and role of TEE in maintaining HBF perioperatively in a 25-year-old male patient with GS undergoing double valve replacement with tricuspid valve plasty...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216338/glutathione-redox-balance-in-hibernating-chinese-soft-shelled-turtle-pelodiscus-sinensis-hatchlings
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Wenyi Zhang, Cuijuan Niu, Yukun Liu, Bojian Chen
Glutathione (GSH) system is a critical component of antioxidant defense, which is important for hibernating survive of turtle hatchlings. The present work measured changes at the mRNA level of genes involved in GSH synthesis, GSH reduction and GSH utilization, as well as enzyme activity, in Pelodiscus sinensis hatchlings during hibernation. Samples were taken in the field at pre-hibernation (17°C, Mud temperature (MT)), hibernation (5.8°C, MT) and arousal (20.1°C, MT). Cerebral total GSH content decreased during hibernation, recovered after arousal along with a stable ratio of GSH/GSSG...
February 12, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216238/dinitrosyl-iron-complexes-with-natural-thiol-containing-ligands-in-aqueous-solutions-synthesis-and-some-physico-chemical-characteristics-a-methodological-review
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REVIEW
Anatoly F Vanin, Rostislav R Borodulin, Vasak D Mikoyan
Two approaches to the synthesis of dinitrosyl iron complexes (DNIC) with glutathione and l-cysteine in aqueous solutions based on the use of gaseous NO and appropriate S-nitrosothiols, viz., S-nitrosoglutathione (GS-NO) or S-nitrosocysteine (Cys-NO), respectively, are considered. A schematic representation of a vacuum unit for generation and accumulation of gaseous NO purified from the NO2 admixture and its application for obtaining aqueous solutions of DNIC in a Thunberg apparatus is given. To achieve this, a solution of bivalent iron in distilled water is loaded into the upper chamber of the Thunberg apparatus, while the thiol solution in an appropriate buffer (рН 7...
February 12, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216078/checklist-to-improve-informed-consent-process-in-pediatric-surgery-a-pilot-study
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Mohammed Firdouse, Amy Wajchendler, Martin Koyle, Annie Fecteau
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a checklist to standardize surgical informed consent process. METHODS: A checklist was created following a literature search. Consent processes were observed from general surgery (GS) and urology (US) in the pre- and post-intervention phases. Competent patients/guardians were asked to complete a satisfaction questionnaire. All trainees and staff surgeons were interviewed on the checklist's utility. RESULTS: 73 observations (GS=39, US=34) and 66 observations (GS=30, US=36) were made in the pre- and post-intervention phase, respectively...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214837/efficacy-of-glucosamine-sulphate-in-skin-ageing-results-from-an-ex-vivo-anti-ageing-model-and-a-clinical-trial
#10
Audrey Gueniche, Isabelle Castiel-Higounenc
BACKGROUND: Glucosamine sulphate (GS) is essential in the biosynthesis of glycolipids, glycoproteins, glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), hyaluronate, and proteoglycans. Connective tissues primarily contain collagen and proteoglycans and play an important role in skin ageing. OBJECTIVE: The objectives were to assess ex vivo the impact of GS on skin ageing parameters and in vivo the effect of GS on the skin physiology of mature healthy volunteers after oral intake. METHODS: The impact of GS on skin ageing was assessed ex vivo via different immunohistochemical assays and histology and via a clinical study using biopsies...
February 18, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211531/proteomic-analysis-of-urinary-extracellular-vesicles-from-high-gleason-score-prostate-cancer
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Kazutoshi Fujita, Hideaki Kume, Kyosuke Matsuzaki, Atsunari Kawashima, Takeshi Ujike, Akira Nagahara, Motohide Uemura, Yasushi Miyagawa, Takeshi Tomonaga, Norio Nonomura
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are microvesicles secreted from various cell types. We aimed to discover a new biomarker for high Gleason score (GS) prostate cancer (PCa) in urinary EVs via quantitative proteomics. EVs were isolated from urine after massage from 18 men (negative biopsy [n = 6], GS 6 PCa [n = 6], or GS 8-9 PCa [n = 6]). EV proteins were labeled with iTRAQ and analyzed by LC-MS/MS. We identified 4710 proteins and quantified 3528 proteins in the urinary EVs. Eleven proteins increased in patients with PCa compared to those with negative biopsy (ratio >1...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210843/updated-results-from-gest-study-a-randomized-three-arm-phase-iii-study-for-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
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Takuji Okusaka, H Miyakawa, H Fujii, S Nakamori, T Satoh, Y Hamamoto, T Ito, H Maguchi, S Matsumoto, H Ueno, T Ioka, N Boku, S Egawa, T Hatori, J Furuse, K Mizumoto, S Ohkawa, T Yamaguchi, K Yamao, A Funakoshi, J S Chen, A L Cheng, A Sato, Y Ohashi, M Tanaka
PURPOSE: The GEST study showed non-inferiority of S-1 but not superiority of gemcitabine plus S-1 (GS) to gemcitabine alone for overall survival with the data by the cut-off date of 31st July in 2010 for chemo-naïve patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. We considered it important to determine whether S-1 maintains non-inferiority after a long-term follow-up in the GEST study and to obtain a firm positive conclusion. In addition, it may be an interesting challenge to explore the efficacious profile of GS in the long-term follow-up study...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209912/detection-efficacy-of-hybrid-68-ga-psma-ligand-pet-ct-in-prostate-cancer-patients-with-biochemical-recurrence-after-primary-radiation-therapy-defined-by-phoenix-criteria
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Ingo Einspieler, Isabel Rauscher, Charlotte Düwel, Markus Krönke, Christoph Rischpler, Gregor Habl, Sabrina Dewes, Armin Ott, Hans-Jürgen Wester, Markus Schwaiger, Tobias Maurer, Matthias Eiber
The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the detection rate of Glu-NH-CO-NH-Lys-(Ahx)-[(68)Ga(HBED-CC)] ((68)Ga-PSMA ligand) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in patients with biochemical recurrent prostate cancer (PC) defined by Phoenix criteria after external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) or brachytherapy as primary treatment. Methods: 118 patients were finally eligible for this retrospective analysis with a median prostate-specific antigen (PSA) of 6.4 ng/mL (range: 2.2-158...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208011/glucosylsphingosine-activates-serotonin-receptor-2a-and-2b-implication-of-a-novel-itch-signaling-pathway
#14
Ramsha Afzal, Won-Sik Shim
Recent reports claimed that glucosylsphingosine (GS) is highly accumulated and specifically evoking itch-scratch responses in the skins of atopic dermatitis (AD) patients. However, it was unclear how GS can trigger itch-scratch responses, since there were no known molecular singling pathways revealed yet. In the present study, it was verified for the first time that GS can activate mouse serotonin receptor 2a (mHtr2a) and 2b (mHtr2b), but not 2c (mHtr2c) that are expressed in HEK293T cells. Specifically, effects of GS on all mouse serotonin receptor 2 subfamily were evaluated by calcium imaging techniques...
February 17, 2017: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201983/comparative-analysis-of-the-mitochondrial-genomes-of-colletotrichum-gloeosporioides-sensu-lato-insights-into-the-evolution-of-a-fungal-species-complex-interacting-with-diverse-plants
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Xiaofei Liang, Xianglin Tian, Wenkui Liu, Tingyu Wei, Wei Wang, Qiuyue Dong, Bo Wang, Yanan Meng, Rong Zhang, Mark L Gleason, Guangyu Sun
BACKGROUND: The fungal species complex Colletotrichum gloeosporioides sensu lato contains over 20 plant-interacting species. These species exhibit different life styles (e.g., endophytes, foliar and fruit pathogens) and show considerable variation in host and tissue adaptation strategies. Accurate species delimitation in C. gloeosporioides s.l. is very challenging due to nascent lineage boundaries and phenotypic plasticity, which strongly impedes studies of the complex's host-interaction biology...
February 15, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198971/repair-of-bone-defects-using-adipose-derived-stem-cells-combined-with-alpha-tricalcium-phosphate-and-gelatin-sponge-scaffolds-in-a-rat-model
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Adriana Corsetti, Claudia Bahuschewskyj, Deise Ponzoni, Renan Langie, Luis Alberto Dos Santos, Melissa Camassola, Nance Beyer Nardi, Edela Puricelli
Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the potential of adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) combined with a modified α-tricalcium phosphate (α-TCP) or gelatin sponge (GS) scaffolds for bone healing in a rat model. Material and Methods: Bone defects were surgically created in the femur of adult SHR rats and filled with the scaffolds, empty or combined with ASCs. The results were analyzed by histology and histomorphometry on days seven, 14, 30, and 60. Results: Significantly increased bone repair was observed on days seven and 60 in animals treated with α-TCP/ASCs, and on day 14 in the group treated with GS/ASCs, when compared with the groups treated with the biomaterials alone...
January 2017: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195383/the-morphological-ultrasound-types-known-as-blob-and-bagel-signs-should-be-reclassified-from-probable-to-definite-ectopic-pregnancy
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Batool Nadim, Fernando Infante, Lu Chuan, Nalayini Sathasivam, George Condous
OBJECTIVES: In a recent consensus statement on early pregnancy nomenclature by Barnhart 2011, a definite ectopic pregnancy(EP) was defined morphologically on transvaginal ultrasound (TVS) as an extra-uterine gestational sac(GS) with yolk sac and/or embryo(with or without cardiac activity) whilst a probable EP defined as an inhomogeneous adnexal mass("blob" sign) or extra-uterine sac-like structure("bagel" sign). This study aims to determine whether the ultrasound markers used to define probable EP can be used to predict a definite tubal EP...
February 13, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193657/preclinical-pharmacokinetics-and-first-in-human-pharmacokinetics-safety-and-tolerability-of-velpatasvir-a-pangenotypic-hcv-ns5a-inhibitor-in-healthy-subjects
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Erik Mogalian, Polina German, Brian P Kearney, Cheng Yong Yang, Diana Brainard, John Link, John McNally, LingLing Han, John Ling, Anita Mathias
Preclinical characterization of velpatasvir (VEL; GS-5816), an inhibitor of HCV NS5A protein, demonstrated favourable in vitro and in vivo properties, including potent antiviral activity against hepatitis C virus genotypes 1 to 6 replicon, good metabolic stability, low systemic clearance, and adequate bioavailability and physicochemical properties to warrant clinical evaluation. The Phase 1 (first-in-human) study evaluated the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of VEL in healthy human subjects following administration of single and multiple (7) once-daily ascending doses and of VEL in the presence and absence of food...
February 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193543/reduction-of-manganese-intake-improves-neuropsychological-manifestations-in-rats-with-minimal-hepatic-encephalopathy
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Ying Li, Lihong Mei, Jinwei Qiang, Changxue Ji, Shuai Ju
Brain manganese deposition is led by liver dysfunction and/or portal-systemic shunting in minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE). Manganese is toxic and can cause cognitive disorders and extrapyramidal symptoms. Thus, reduction of manganese intake might be considered as a potential treatment strategy for MHE. In this study we aimed to investigate whether low- or no-manganese feed can improve the neuropsychological manifestations in MHE rats. Rats with MHE were established by partially ligating the portal vein and fed a manganese diet (MHE-M, 10mg per kg feed; n=24), a no-manganese diet (MHE-N; n=24) and a half-manganese diet (MHE-H; n=24) for 2, 4, 6 and 8weeks, with six rats in each subgroup...
February 11, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193334/glutamate-dehydrogenase-rocg-in-bacillus-licheniformis-wx-02-enzymatic-properties-and-specific-functions-in-glutamic-acid-synthesis-for-poly-%C3%AE-glutamic-acid-production
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Guangming Tian, Qin Wang, Xuetuan Wei, Xin Ma, Shouwen Chen
Poly-γ-glutamic acid (γ-PGA), a natural biopolymer, is widely used in cosmetics, medicine, food, water treatment, and agriculture owing to its features of moisture sequestration, cation chelation, non-toxicity and biodegradability. Intracellular glutamic acid, the substrate of γ-PGA, is a limiting factor for high yield in γ-PGA production. Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus licheniformis are both important γ-PGA producing strains, and B. subtilis synthesizes glutamic acid in vivo using the unique GOGAT/GS pathway...
April 2017: Enzyme and Microbial Technology
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