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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924212/combined-administration-of-the-gpvi-fc-fusion-protein-revacept-with-low-dose-thrombolysis-in-the-treatment-of-stroke
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Andreas Reimann, Zhongmin Li, Silvia Goebel, Julia Fassbender, Hans-Peter Holthoff, Meinrad Gawaz, Götz Münch, Martin Ungerer
BACKGROUND: Thrombolytic therapy with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) remains the only approved medication for acute ischemic stroke, but incurs significant bleeding risks. Therefore, approaches to combine lower doses of thrombolytic therapy with other effective drugs aim at improving efficacy and reducing bleeding rates. We examined the safety and therapeutic effects of various dosings of rtPA, either alone or combined with glycoprotein VI-Fc fusion protein (GPVI-Fc, Revacept) on experimental stroke in mice...
January 2016: Heart International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919159/atrial-conduction-times-and-left-atrial-mechanical-functions-and-their-relation-with-diastolic-function-in-prediabetic-patients
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Naile Eris Gudul, Turgut Karabag, Muhammet Rasit Sayin, Taner Bayraktaroglu, Mustafa Aydin
Background/Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate atrial conduction times and left atrial mechanical functions, the noninvasive predictors of atrial fibrillation, in prediabetic patients with impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). Methods: Study included 59 patients (23 males, 36 females; mean age 52.5 ± 10.6 years) diagnosed with IFG or IGT by the American Diabetes Association criteria, and 43 healthy adults (22 males, 21 females; mean age 48...
December 6, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917871/delivery-of-acetylthevetin-b-an-antitumor-cardiac-glycoside-using-polymeric-micelles-for-enhanced-therapeutic-efficacy-against-lung-cancer-cells
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Jing-Jing Zhu, Xin-Xin Zhang, Yun-Qiu Miao, Shu-Fang He, Dan-Mei Tian, Xin-Sheng Yao, Jin-Shan Tang, Yong Gan
Acetylthevetin B (ATB), a cardiac glycoside from the seed of Thevetia peruviana (Pers) K Schum (yellow oleander), exhibits not only antitumor activity but also potential cardiac toxicity. In the present study, we attempted to enhance its antitumor action and decrease its adverse effects via chitosan-Pluronic P123 (CP) micelle encapsulation. Two ATB-loaded CP micelles (ATB-CP1, ATB-CP2) were prepared using an emulsion/solvent evaporation technique. They were spherical in shape with a particle size of 40-50 nm, showed a neutral zeta potential, and had acceptable encapsulation efficiency (>90%)...
December 5, 2016: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917316/quantitative-analysis-of-rat-adipose-tissue-cell-recovery-and-non-fat-cell-volume-in-primary-cell-cultures
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Floriana Rotondo, María Del Mar Romero, Ana Cecilia Ho-Palma, Xavier Remesar, José Antonio Fernández-López, Marià Alemany
BACKGROUND: White adipose tissue (WAT) is a complex, diffuse, multifunctional organ which contains adipocytes, and a large proportion of fat, but also other cell types, active in defense, regeneration and signalling functions. Studies with adipocytes often require their isolation from WAT by breaking up the matrix of collagen fibres; however, it is unclear to what extent adipocyte number in primary cultures correlates with their number in intact WAT, since recovery and viability are often unknown...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913992/c-type-natriuretic-peptide-prevents-kidney-injury-and-attenuates-oxidative-and-inflammatory-responses-in-hemorrhagic-shock
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Gan Chen, Xiang Song, Yujing Yin, Sha Xia, Qingjun Liu, Guoxing You, Lian Zhao, Hong Zhou
Oxidative stress induced by hemorrhagic shock (HS) initiates a systemic inflammatory response, which leads to subsequent kidney injury. This study assessed the efficacy of c-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) in attenuating kidney injury in a rat model of hemorrhagic shock and resuscitation (HS/R). Sodium pentobarbital-anesthetized adult male Wistar rats underwent HS induced by the withdrawal of blood to a mean arterial pressure of 30-35 mmHg for 50 min. Then, the animals received CNP (25 μg/kg) or vehicle (saline) intravenously, followed byresuscitation with 1...
December 2, 2016: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913572/very-low-density-lipoprotein-vldl-induced-signals-mediating-aldosterone-production
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Ying-Ying Tsai, William E Rainey, Wendy B Bollag
Aldosterone, secreted by the adrenal zona glomerulosa, enhances sodium retention, thus increasing blood volume and pressure. Excessive production of aldosterone results in high blood pressure, and contributes to cardiovascular and renal disease, stroke, and visual loss. Hypertension is also associated with obesity, which s correlated with other serious health risks as well. Although weight gain is associated with increased blood pressure, the mechanism by which excess fat deposits increase blood pressure remains unclear...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910818/histomorphometric-and-transcriptome-evaluation-of-early-healing-bone-treated-with-a-novel-human-particulate-dentin-powder
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Yu-Chih Huang, Wei-Zhen Lew, Sheng-Wei Feng, Wei-Yi Lai, Yoshimitsu Abiko, Haw-Ming Huang
Human particulate dentin (HPD) shows potential as an alternative bone grafting material. However, the mechanism of bone healing at the molecular level after grafting with HPD is unclear. This study assessed the histological and global gene expression of bone tissues grafted with HPD. The HPD was prepared to 250-500 µm in size. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDX) were performed to confirm the crystal structure, organic compound residues, and surface morphology, respectively...
December 2, 2016: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910111/cystatin-c-and-epicardial-adipose-tissue-as-noninvasive-predictors-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-acromegaly
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Anna Aulinas, Iris Crespo, David Viladés, Ruben Leta, Eulàlia Urgell, Betina Biagetti, Susan M Webb, Elena Valassi
BACKGROUND: Acromegaly (ACRO) is associated with elevated cardiovascular risk, although the prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) is unclear. Increased epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) and elevated cystatin-C (Cys-C) levels are cardiovascular risk factors, also related to the progression of CAD in several populations. AIMS: To measure the severity and extent of CAD in patients with ACRO and to determine whether either EAT or Cys-C reflect higher cardiovascular risk in patients with ACRO than in healthy controls...
November 7, 2016: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906582/fiat-deletion-increases-bone-mass-but-does-not-prevent-high-fat-diet-induced-metabolic-complications
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Bahareh Hekmatnejad, Vionnie W C Yu, William Addison, Vice Mandic, Martin Pellicelli, Alice Arabian, René St-Arnaud
FIAT (Factor Inhibiting ATF4-mediated Transcription) interacts with ATF4 to repress its transcriptional activity. We performed a phenotypic analysis of Fiat-deficient male mice (Fiat(-/Y)) at 8 and 16 weeks of age. Fiat(-/Y) mice appeared normal at birth and weight gain was comparable between genotypes. μCT analysis of proximal femur demonstrated 46% and 13% age-dependent increases in trabecular bone volume and thickness, respectively, in Fiat(-/Y) mice. Cortical bone measurements at the femoral midshaft revealed a significant increase in cortical thickness in older Fiat(-/Y) mice...
December 1, 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898408/sulodexide-protects-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-sprague-dawley-rats
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Qing Zhao, Jianyong Yin, Zeyuan Lu, Yiwei Kong, Guangyuan Zhang, Binghui Zhao, Feng Wang
BACKGROUND: Sulodexide is a powerful antithrombin agent with reno-protective property. However, whether it has beneficial effects on Contrast-Induced Nephropathy (CIN) remained elusive. In the current study, we evaluated the therapeutic effects of Sulodexide on CIN and investigated the potential mechanisms. METHODS: CIN model was induced by intravenous injection of indomethacin, followed by Ioversol and L-NAME. Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 4 groups: control group, CIN group, CIN+vehicle group (CIN rats pretreated with vehicle) and CIN+ Sulodexide (CIN rats pretreated with Sulodexide)...
November 30, 2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897136/an-image-based-skeletal-dosimetry-model-for-the-icrp-reference-adult-female-internal-electron-sources
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Shannon E O'Reilly, Lindsay S DeWeese, Matthew R Maynard, Didier A Rajon, Michael B Wayson, Emily L Marshall, Wesley E Bolch
An image-based skeletal dosimetry model for internal electron sources was created for the ICRP-defined reference adult female. Many previous skeletal dosimetry models, which are still employed in commonly used internal dosimetry software, do not properly account for electron escape from trabecular spongiosa, electron cross-fire from cortical bone, and the impact of marrow cellularity on active marrow self-irradiation. Furthermore, these existing models do not employ the current ICRP definition of a 50 µm bone endosteum (or shallow marrow)...
December 21, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895726/adenovirus-mediated-interleukin-21-gene-transfer-enhances-antitumor-immunity-and-reduces-tumorigenicity-of-hepa1-6-in-mice
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Jiyu Ju, Lina Wang, Dalin Di, Weiling Xiao, Meiyu Peng, Yishuai Liu, Xiaoyan Fu, Chunling Zhao, Xuebin Qin
In the present study, adenovirus-mediated interleukin 21 (Ad5-IL-21-EGFP) gene expression was induced in Hepa1-6 cells to investigate whether IL-21 was capable of enhancing antitumor immunity and reducing tumorigenicity of Hepa1-6 in a mouse model. Mice were inoculated intradermally into the right flank with Hepa1-6 cells or Hepa1-6 cells infected with Ad5 or Ad5-IL-21. Four weeks later, the mice were sacrificed humanely, and the tumor volume, tumor weight and mouse spleen index were measured. The levels of IL-21, IL-4 and interferon (IFN)-γ levels in mouse serum and tumor tissues were detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and immunohistochemistry...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894310/monitoring-change-in-volume-of-calcifications-in-juvenile-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathy-a-pilot-study-using-low-dose-computed-tomography
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Maria Ibarra, Cynthia Rigsby, Gabrielle A Morgan, Christina L Sammet, Chiang-Ching Huang, Dong Xu, Ira N Targoff, Lauren M Pachman
BACKGROUND: Dystrophic calcifications may occur in patients with J uvenile Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathy (JIIM) as well as other connective tissue and metabolic diseases, but a reliable method of measuring the volume of these calcifications has not been established. The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility of low dose, limited slice, Computed Tomography (CT) to measure objectively in-situ calcification volumes in patients with JIIM over time. METHODS: Ten JIIM patients (eight JDM, two Overlap) with calcifications were prospectively recruited over a 2-year period to undergo two limited, low dose, four-slice CT scans...
November 29, 2016: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890372/protective-effect-of-antioxidant-on-renal-damage-caused-by-doxorubicin-chemotherapy-in-mice-with-hepatic-cancer
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Lei Liu, Yong-Fu Zhao, Wen-Hao Han, Tao Chen, Guo-Xin Hou, Xian-Zhou Tong
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the protective effects and mechanism of antioxidant TBHQ on renal damage caused by doxorubicin chemotherapy in mice with hepatic cancer. METHODS: Cell H22 of mice with hepatic cancer which was subcultured for three times was subcutaneously transplanted to the groin of right lower limb of 45 SPF Kunming mice to establish the transplanted tumor model. The doxorubicin chemotherapy group and antioxidant intervention group received intraperitoneal injection of ADM (1 mg/kg·0...
November 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885618/pre-clinical-quantitative-imaging-and-mouse-specific-dosimetry-for-111-in-labelled-radiotracers
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Ana M Denis-Bacelar, Sarah E Cronin, Chiara Da Pieve, Rowena L Paul, Sue A Eccles, Terence J Spinks, Carol Box, Adrian Hall, Jane K Sosabowski, Gabriela Kramer-Marek, Glenn D Flux
BACKGROUND: Accurate quantification in molecular imaging is essential to improve the assessment of novel drugs and compare the radiobiological effects of therapeutic agents prior to in-human studies. The aim of this study was to investigate the challenges and feasibility of pre-clinical quantitative imaging and mouse-specific dosimetry of (111)In-labelled radiotracers. Attenuation, scatter and partial volume effects were studied using phantom experiments, and an activity calibration curve was obtained for varying sphere sizes...
December 2016: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884495/a-homogenization-model-of-the-voigt-type-for-skeletal-muscle
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L A Spyrou, M Agoras, K Danas
A three-dimensional constitutive model for skeletal muscle incorporating microstructural characteristics is developed and numerically implemented in a general purpose finite element program. The proposed model takes into account explicitly the volume fractions of muscle fibers and connective tissue by using the Voigt homogenization approach to bridge the different length scales of the muscle structure. The model is used to estimate the active and passive homogenized muscle response. Next, the model is validated by experimental data and periodic three-dimensional unit cell calculations comprising various fiber volume fractions and mechanical properties of the constituents...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881171/assessment-of-left-atrial-mechanical-functions-and-atrial-electromechanical-delay-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-by-tissue-doppler-echocardiography
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Azza Z El Eraky, Nesrin M Handoka, Mona Sayed Ghaly, Samah Ismail Nasef, Nahed A Eldahshan, Ahmed M Ibrahim, Sherein Shalaby
BACKGROUND: Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a systemic chronic inflammatory disease. Studies using tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) for the evaluation of cardiac functions of children with JIA are limited. Thus, this study was conducted to evaluate Left ventricular function, left atrial mechanical functions and atrial electromechanical delay in JIA. METHODS: This study was carried out as a across sectional study. A total of 34 patients with active JIA and 34 controls were included...
November 24, 2016: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867696/quantification-of-extra-cerebral-and-cerebral-hemoglobin-concentrations-during-physical-exercise-using-time-domain-near-infrared-spectroscopy
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Héloïse Auger, Louis Bherer, Étienne Boucher, Richard Hoge, Frédéric Lesage, Mathieu Dehaes
Fitness is known to have beneficial effects on brain anatomy and function. However, the understanding of mechanisms underlying immediate and long-term neurophysiological changes due to exercise is currently incomplete due to the lack of tools to investigate brain function during physical activity. In this study, we used time-domain near infrared spectroscopy (TD-NIRS) to quantify and discriminate extra-cerebral and cerebral hemoglobin concentrations and oxygen saturation (SO2) in young adults at rest and during incremental intensity exercise...
October 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867486/effects-of-normobaric-versus-hyperbaric-oxygen-on-cell-injury-induced-by-oxygen-and-glucose-deprivation-in-acute-brain-slices
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Laurent Chazalviel, Jean-Eric Blatteau, Nicolas Vallée, Jean-Jacques Risso, Stéphane Besnard, Jacques H Abraini
Normobaric oxygen (NBO) and hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) are emerging as a possible co-treatment of acute ischemic stroke. Both have been shown to reduce infarct volume, to improve neurologic outcome, to promote endogenous tissue plasminogen activator-induced thrombolysis and cerebral blood flow, and to improve tissue oxygenation through oxygen diffusion in the ischemic areas, thereby questioning the interest of HBO compared to NBO. In the present study, in order to investigate and compare the oxygen diffusion effects of NBO and HBO on acute ischemic stroke independently of their effects at the vascular level, we used acute brain slices exposed to oxygen and glucose deprivation, an ex vivo model of brain ischemia that allows investigating the acute effects of NBO (partial pressure of oxygen (pO2) = 1 atmospheres absolute (ATA) = 0...
July 2016: Medical Gas Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867271/wound-healing-activity-and-chemical-standardization-of-eugenia-pruniformis-cambess
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Ricardo Diego Duarte Galhardo de Albuquerque, Jamila Alessandra Perini, Daniel Escorsim Machado, Thaís Angeli-Gamba, Ricardo Dos Santos Esteves, Marcelo Guerra Santos, Adriana Passos Oliveira, Leandro Rocha
BACKGROUND: Eugenia pruniformis is an endemic species from Brazil. Eugenia genus has flavonoids as one of the remarkable chemical classes which are related to the improvement of the healing process. AIMS: To evaluate of wound healing activity of E. pruniformis leaves and to identify and quantify its main flavonoids compounds. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Wound excision model in rats was used to verify the hydroethanolic and ethyl acetate extracts potential...
October 2016: Pharmacognosy Magazine
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