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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086916/microglial-activation-in-parkinson-s-disease-using-18-f-feppa
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Christine Ghadery, Yuko Koshimori, Sarah Coakeley, Madeleine Harris, Pablo Rusjan, Jinhee Kim, Sylvain Houle, Antonio P Strafella
BACKGROUND: Neuroinflammatory processes including activated microglia have been reported to play an important role in Parkinson's disease (PD). Increased expression of translocator protein (TSPO) has been observed after brain injury and inflammation in neurodegenerative diseases. Positron emission tomography (PET) radioligand targeting TSPO allows for the quantification of neuroinflammation in vivo. METHODS: Based on the genotype of the rs6791 polymorphism in the TSPO gene, we included 25 mixed-affinity binders (MABs) (14 PD patients and 11 age-matched healthy controls (HC)) and 27 high-affinity binders (HABs) (16 PD patients and 11 age-matched HC) to assess regional differences in the second-generation radioligand [(18)F]-FEPPA between PD patients and HC...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079399/safety-and-efficacy-of-tissue-plasminogen-activator-tpa-and-deoxyribonuclease-dnase-for-complicated-pleural-effusions-secondary-to-abdominal-pathology
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Adnan Majid, Sebastian Ochoa, Sumit Chatterji, Sebastian Fernandez-Bussy, Fayez Kheir, Estefania Rivera, George Cheng, Erik Folch
RATIONALE: Exudative pleural effusions may arise secondary to inflammation of intra-abdominal structures. Pleural space loculations can complicate these effusions, preventing adequate chest tube drainage and leading to consideration of surgical intervention. Previous studies have demonstrated that intrapleural administration of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) combined with human recombinant deoxyribonuclease (DNase) can improve fluid drainage and reduce surgery for patients with loculated parapneumonic effusions; however, the efficacy of this treatment has not been evaluated for complicated pleural effusions attributed to intraabdominal inflammation...
January 12, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073639/association-between-volume-and-glucose-metabolism-of-abdominal-adipose-tissue-in-healthy-population
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Hyun Woo Kwon, Sang Mi Lee, Jeong Won Lee, Jung-Eun Oh, Se-Whan Lee, Shin Young Kim
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the association of adipose tissue volume and metabolic activity with cardiometabolic risk factors. METHODS: 232 healthy subjects (43.23±4.09y) having (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) results were included. Clinical information, anthropometry and laboratory results were obtained. Volume and metabolic activity of subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) and visceral adipose tissue (VAT) was obtained from FDG PET/CT...
January 7, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072413/decreased-hippocampal-translocator-protein-18%C3%A2-kda-expression-in-alcohol-dependence-a-11-c-pbr28-pet-study
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N J Kalk, Q Guo, D Owen, R Cherian, D Erritzoe, A Gilmour, A S Ribeiro, J McGonigle, A Waldman, P Matthews, J Cavanagh, I McInnes, K Dar, R Gunn, E A Rabiner, A R Lingford-Hughes
Repeated withdrawal from alcohol is clinically associated with progressive cognitive impairment. Microglial activation occurring during pre-clinical models of alcohol withdrawal is associated with learning deficits. We investigated whether there was microglial activation in recently detoxified alcohol-dependent patients (ADP), using [(11)C]PBR28 positron emission tomography (PET), selective for the 18kDa translocator protein (TSPO) highly expressed in activated microglia and astrocytes. We investigated the relationship between microglial activation and cognitive performance...
January 10, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070608/xuebijing-injection-treatment-inhibits-vasopermeability-and-reduces-fluid-requirements-in-a-canine-burn-model
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F-B Tang, Y-L Dai, S Hu, L-Q Ma, J-Y Li, H-P Zhang, W-H Zhang, Y-G Li, H-B Wang, H-Y Lin, Q Hu, L Li
OBJECTIVE: High vasopermeability and excessive inflammation following severe burns may result in tissue edema, organ dysfunction and the loss of circulatory plasma volume, which can influence the doctor to do the prognosis to the patients. The study aims to examine whether Xuebijing injection (XBJ), an extracts of a traditional Chinese medicine used to treat sepsis in clinic, can reduces fluid requirements by inhibiting vasopermeability and tissue edema in a canine model after burn injury...
January 9, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068054/fabrication-of-active-surfaces-with-metastable-microgel-layers-formed-during-breath-figure-templating
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Yuchen Zhou, Junjie Huang, Wei Sun, Yuanlai Ju, Pinghui Yang, Lingyun Ding, Zhongren Chen, Julia A Kornfield
Patterned porous surfaces with responsive functionalities are fabricated by a thermo-responsive microgel-assisted breath figure (BF) process. When water droplets submerge into a polystyrene (PS) solution during formation of a porous surface by the bottom-up BF process, poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-co-acrylic acid (PNIPAm-co-AA) microgels dispersed in the solution spontaneously assemble at the water-organic interfaces like "Pickering emulsions", reinforced by capillary flow. The conformal layer of PNIPAm-co-AA microgels lining the pores appears in images of scanning electron microscope (SEM) either as a smooth surface layer (L) or as an array of dome-like protrusions (D), depending on the conditions at which the sample was dried for SEM...
January 9, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066914/cortical-hemorrhage-associated-neurological-deficits-and-tissue-damage-in-mice-are-ameliorated-by-therapeutic-treatment-with-nicotine
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Junpei Anan, Masanori Hijioka, Yuki Kurauchi, Akinori Hisatsune, Takahiro Seki, Hiroshi Katsuki
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is associated with diverse sets of neurological symptoms and prognosis, depending on the site of bleeding. Relative rate of hemorrhage occurring in the cerebral cortex (lobar hemorrhage) has been increasing, but there is no report on effective pharmacotherapeutic approaches for cortical hemorrhage either in preclinical or clinical studies. The present study aimed to establish an experimental model of cortical hemorrhage in mice for evaluation of effects of therapeutic drug candidates...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066888/technical-note-a-new-zeolite-pet-phantom-to-test-segmentation-algorithms-on-heterogeneous-activity-distributions-featured-with-ground-truth-contours
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Chiara D Soffientini, Elisabetta De Bernardi, Rosangela Casati, Giuseppe Baselli, Felicia Zito
PURPOSE: Design, realization, scan, and characterization of a phantom for PET Automatic Segmentation (PET-AS) assessment are presented. Radioactive zeolites immersed in a radioactive heterogeneous background simulate realistic wall-less lesions with known irregular shape and known homogeneous or heterogeneous internal activity. METHOD: Three different zeolite families were evaluated in terms of radioactive uptake homogeneity, necessary to define activity and contour ground truth...
November 22, 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062893/prenatal-alcohol-induced-neuroapoptosis-in-rat-brain-cerebral-cortex-protective-effect-of-folic-acid-and-betaine
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Ibrahim Sogut, Onur Uysal, Aysegul Oglakci, Ferruh Yucel, Kazim Kartkaya, Gungor Kanbak
PURPOSE: Alcohol consumption in pregnancy may cause fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in the infant. This study aims to investigate prenatal alcohol exposure related neuroapoptosis on the cerebral cortex tissues of newborn rats and possible neuroprotective effects of betaine, folic acid, and combined therapy. METHODS: Pregnant rats were divided into five experimental groups: control, ethanol, ethanol + betaine, ethanol + folic acid, and ethanol + betaine + folic acid combined therapy groups...
January 6, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062596/prediction-of-the-clinical-standardized-uptake-value-ratio-in-amyloid-pet-imaging-using-a-biomathematical-modeling-approach-towards-the-efficient-development-of-a-radioligand
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Yuma Arakawa, YingHwey Nai, Miho Shidahara, Shozo Furumoto, Chie Seki, Nobuyuki Okamura, Manabu Tashiro, Yukitsuka Kudo, Kazuhiko Yanai, Kohsuke Gonda, Hiroshi Watabe
OBJECTIVE: Our study aimed to develop a method to mathematically predict the kinetic parameters K1, k2 and BPND of amyloid PET tracers, and finally obtain standardized uptake value ratio (SUVR) values from predicted time-activity curves (TACs) of target and reference regions. METHODS: Ten clinically applied amyloid PET radioligands, (11)C-PIB, (11)C-BF-227, (11)C-AZD2184, (11)C-SB-13, (18)F-FACT, (18)F-Florbetapir, (18)F-Florbetaben, (18)F-Flutemetamol, (18)F-FDDNP and (18)F-AZD4694, were investigated...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059661/intravenous-infusion-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-inhibits-intracranial-hemorrhage-after-recombinant-tissue-plasminogen-activator-therapy-for-transient-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-in-rats
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Masahito Nakazaki, Masanori Sasaki, Yuko Kataoka-Sasaki, Shinichi Oka, Takahiro Namioka, Ai Namioka, Rie Onodera, Junpei Suzuki, Yuichi Sasaki, Hiroshi Nagahama, Takeshi Mikami, Masahiko Wanibuchi, Jeffery D Kocsis, Osamu Honmou
OBJECTIVE Reperfusion therapy with intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) is the standard of care for acute ischemic stroke. However, hemorrhagic complications can result. Intravenous infusion of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) reduces stroke volume and improves behavioral function in experimental stroke models. One suggested therapeutic mechanism is inhibition of vascular endothelial dysfunction. The objective of this study was to determine whether MSCs suppress hemorrhagic events after rtPA therapy in the acute phase of transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO) in rats...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058781/multi-photon-microscope-measurement-based-biphasic-multi-scale-analyses-of-knee-joint-articular-cartilage-and-chondrocyte-by-using-visco-anisotropic-hyperelastic-finite-element-method-and-smoothed-particle-hydrodynamics-method
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Eiji Nakamachi, Tomohiro Noma, Kaito Nakahara, Yoshihiro Tomita, Yusuke Morita
The articular cartilage of a knee joint has a variety of functions including dispersing stress and absorbing shock in the tissue, and lubricating the surface region of cartilage. The metabolic activity of chondrocytes under the cyclic mechanical stimulations regenerates the morphology and function of tissues. Hence, the stress evaluation of the chondrocyte is vital subject to assess the regeneration cycle in the normal walking condition, and predict the injury occurrence in the accidents. Further, the threshold determination of stress for the chondrocytes activation is valuable for development of regenerative bio-reactor of articular cartilage...
January 5, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057769/extra-nuclear-effects-of-estrogen-on-cortical-bone-in-males-require-er%C3%AE-af-1
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Helen H Farman, Jianyao Wu, Karin L Gustafsson, Sara H Windahl, Sung Hoon Kim, John A Katzenellenbogen, Claes Ohlsson, Marie K Lagerquist
Estradiol (E2) signaling via estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) is important for the male skeleton as demonstrated by ERα inactivation in both mice and man. ERα mediates estrogenic effects by translocating to the nucleus and there affecting gene transcription, but can also mediate effects via extra-nuclear actions by e.g., triggering cytoplasmic signaling cascades. ERα contains various domains and the role of activation function 1 (ERαAF-1) is known to be tissue-specific. The aim of this study was to determine the importance of extra-nuclear estrogen effects for the skeleton in males and to determine the role of ERαAF-1 for mediating these effects...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057161/-the-study-on-the-inhibitive-effects-of-recombinant-parathyroid-hormone-1-34-on-osteolysis-in-a-murine-calvarial-model-induced-by-wear-particles
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Y B Yu, R X He
Objective: To investigate the effect of different doses of recombinant parathyroid hormone (PTH) (1-34) on osteolysis in a murine calvarial model. Methods: In total, 48 adult male C57BL/J6 mice were randomly divided into four groups: the sham group, the vehicle group, the low dose-, and high dose PTH group (n=12 each group). Mice in the PTH groups were treated with local injection of recombinant PTH at 30 or 60 μg·kg(-1)·d(-1,) intermittent injection 3 times per week for two weeks. Mice in the sham and vehicle groups received local injection of saline daily...
December 27, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057160/-glabridin-reduces-lipopolysaccharide-induced-lung-injury-in-rats-by-inhibiting-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-extracellular-regulated-protein-kinases-signaling-pathway
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L P Zhang, J G Li
Objective: To investigate whether glabridin has a beneficial effect on lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in rats, and to explore the possible underlying mechanisms. Methods: Thirty-two Wistar rats were randomly assigned into control group, model group (LPS group), glabridin group (GLA group), and ulinastatin group (UTI group), with 8 rats in each group. ARDS rat model was reproduced by intraperitoneal injection of LPS (10 mg/kg). The rats in the control group received an equal volume of normal saline at the same times...
December 27, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056927/kudiezi-injection-mitigates-myocardial-injury-induced-by-acute-cerebral-ischemia-in-rats
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Xuemei Liu, Ye Tao, Fengli Wang, Ting Yao, Chen Fu, Hong Zheng, Yan Yan, Xiao Liang, Xiangning Jiang, Yunling Zhang
BACKGROUND: Kudiezi (KDZ) injection is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine as treatment for cerebral infarction and angina pectoris. The present study investigated the therapeutic effects of KDZ injection on myocardial injury induced by acute cerebral ischemia and the possibly protective mechanisms. METHODS: Rats were divided into three groups: sham, 6h-ischemia, and KDZ treatment (KDZ). The neurological deficits were determined by the Garcia score. The cerebral infarct volume was measured by 2,3,5-triphenyltetrazolium chloride (TTC) staining, and brain water content was also evaluated...
January 5, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056602/the-potential-of-stromal-cell-derived-factor-1-delivery-using-a-collagen-membrane-for-bone-regeneration
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Tadahiro Takayama, Jisen Dai, Keita Tachi, Ryutaro Shohara, Hironori Kasai, Kentaro Imamura, Seiichi Yamano
Stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1) is a cytokine that is important in stem and progenitor cell recruitment in tissue repair after injury. Regenerative procedures using collagen membranes (CMs) are presently well established in periodontal and implant dentistry. The objective of this study is to test the subsequent effects of the released SDF-1 from a CM on bone regeneration compared to platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) in vitro and in vivo. For in vitro studies, cell proliferation, alkaline phosphatase activity, and osteoblastic differentiation marker genes were assessed after MC3T3-E1 mouse preosteoblasts were cultured with CMs containing factors...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056551/hepatitis-b-x-interacting-protein-promotes-cisplatin-resistance-and-regulates-cd147-via-sp1-in-ovarian-cancer
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Wei Zou, Xiangdong Ma, Hong Yang, Wei Hua, Biliang Chen, Guoqing Cai
Ovarian cancer is the highest mortality rate of all female reproductive malignancies. Drug resistance is a major cause of treatment failure in malignant tumors. Hepatitis B X-interacting protein acts as an oncoprotein, regulates cell proliferation, and migration in breast cancer. We aimed to investigate the effects and mechanisms of hepatitis B X-interacting protein on resistance to cisplatin in human ovarian cancer cell lines. The mRNA and protein levels of hepatitis B X-interacting protein were detected using RT-PCR and Western blotting in cisplatin-resistant and cisplatin-sensitive tissues, cisplatin-resistant cell lines A2780/CP and SKOV3/CP, and cisplatin-sensitive cell lines A2780 and SKOV3...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054226/picroside-ii-exerts-a-neuroprotective-effect-by-inhibiting-the-mitochondria-cytochrome-c-signal-pathway-following-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats
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Hongyan Zhang, Li Zhai, Tingting Wang, Shan Li, Yunliang Guo
Stroke is a common neurodegenerative disease in the wide world, and mitochondrial defects underlie the pathogenesis of ischemia, especially during reperfusion. Picroside II, the principal active component of Picrorhiza, is a traditional Chinese medicine. Our previous study demonstrated that the best therapeutic dose and time window were injection of picroside II at a dose of 10-20 mg/kg body weight following cerebral ischemia by 1.5-2.0 h. In this paper, the neuroprotective effect and the mechanism of picroside II were investigated, as well as its involvement in antioxidant and mitochondria cytochrome C (CytC) signal pathway following ischemia reperfusion (I/R) injury in rats...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049638/leukemic-blasts-program-bone-marrow-adipocytes-to-generate-a-pro-tumoral-microenvironment
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Manar S Shafat, Thomas Oellerich, Sebastian Mohr, Stephen D Robinson, Dylan R Edwards, Christopher R Marlein, Rachel E Piddock, Matthew Fenech, Lyubov Zaitseva, Amina Abdul-Aziz, Jeremy Turner, Johnathan A Watkins, Matthew Lawes, Kristian M Bowles, Stuart A Rushworth
Despite currently available therapies most patients diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) die of their disease. Tumor-host interactions are critical for the survival and proliferation of cancer cells; accordingly, we hypothesise that specific targeting of the tumor microenvironment may constitute an alternative or additional strategy to conventional tumor-directed chemotherapy. Since adipocytes have been shown to promote breast and prostate cancer proliferation, and because the bone marrow adipose tissue (MAT) accounts for up to 70% of bone marrow volume in adult humans, we examined the adipocyte-leukaemia cell interactions to determine if they are essential for the growth and survival of AML...
January 3, 2017: Blood
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