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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337700/experimental-research-showing-the-reduction-of-naloxone-place-aversion-by-oral-zinc-administration-in-rats
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Diana Ciubotariu, Raoul Vasile Lupușoru, Elena Luca, Liliana Mititelu-Tarțău, Cătălina Elena Lupușoru
Previous studies showed the attenuation of both morphine-dependence and morphine-place preference by zinc. Conditioned place preference and aversion are experimental models frequently used to test the reward-stimulating, respectively the aversive effects induced by different stimuli or substances. Addictive substances usually induce place preference (exhibit reward-stimulating properties), while their antagonists determine place-avoidance (aversion). The present study aimed to assess the effect determined by zinc sulphate oral administration (2 and 4 mg/kg/day, 14 days, prior to habituation) on the place aversion induced by two naloxone doses (1...
March 23, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334913/tdp-43-mutations-causing-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-are-associated-with-altered-expression-of-rna-binding-protein-hnrnp-k-and-affect-the-nrf2-antioxidant-pathway
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Diane Moujalled, Alexandra Grubman, Karla Acevedo, Shu Yang, Yazi D Ke, Donia M Moujalled, Clare Duncan, Aphrodite Caragounis, Nirma D Perera, Bradley J Turner, Mercedes Prudencio, Leonard Petrucelli, Ian Blair, Lars M Ittner, Peter J Crouch, Jeffrey R Liddell, Anthony R White
TAR DNA binding protein 43 (TDP-43) is a major disease-associated protein involved in the pathogenesis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration with ubiquitin-positive inclusions (FTLD-U). Our previous studies found a direct association between TDP-43 and heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein K (hnRNP K). In this study, utilizing ALS patient fibroblasts harboring a TDP-43M337V mutation and NSC-34 motor neuronal cell line expressing TDP-43Q331K mutation, we show that hnRNP K expression is impaired in urea soluble extracts from mutant TDP-43 cell models...
March 9, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330421/the-proteinopathy-of-d169g-and-k263e-mutants-at-the-rna-recognition-motif-rrm-domain-of-tar-dna-binding-protein-tdp43-causing-neurological-disorders-a-computational-study
#3
Vishwambhar Vishnu Bhandare, Amutha Ramaswamy
One of the multitasking proteins, transactive response DNA-binding protein 43 (tdp43) plays a key role in RNA regulation and the two pathogenic mutations such as D169G and K263E, located at the RNA Recognition Motif (RRM) of tdp43, are reported to cause neurological disorders such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Fronto Temporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD). As the exploration of the proteinopathy demands both structural and functional characterization of mutants, a comparative analysis on the wild type and mutant tdp43 (D169G and K263E) and their complexes with RNA have been performed using computational approaches...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329146/comparison-of-aortic-arch-repair-using-the-endovascular-technique-total-arch-replacement-and-staged-surgery%C3%A2
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Akihiro Yoshitake, Kazuma Okamoto, Masataka Yamazaki, Naritaka Kimura, Akinori Hirano, Yasunori Iida, Takayuki Abe, Hideyuki Shimizu
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the operative and long-term outcomes of various approaches for aortic arch repair. METHODS: A total of 436 consecutive patients who underwent aortic arch repair from January 2001 to March 2016 in our centre were evaluated. Of these, 276 underwent conventional total arch replacement (TAR), and 118 underwent thoracic endovascular repair (TEVAR). The remaining 42 patients underwent staged thoracic endovascular repair (STEVAR). A total of 72 patients in the TEVAR group were matched to 72 patients who underwent open surgery including TAR or STEVAR by using propensity score analysis...
March 4, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326997/removal-of-phenol-by-powdered-activated-carbon-prepared-by-residue-extracted-from-coal-gasification-tar-residue
#5
Jun Shen, Xiong-Lei Wang, Yan-Xia Niu, Yu-Gao Wang, Gang Liu, Qing-Tao Sheng
coal gasification tar residue (CGTR) is a kind of environmentally hazardous by-product generated in fixed-bed coal gasification process. The extracted CGTR by ethyl acetate was used to prepare powdered activated carbon (PAC) and applied for phenol adsorption. The results showed that the prepared PAC under the optimum conditions had enormous mesoporous structure, and the iodine number reached 2030.11 mg/g, with specific surface area of 1981 m(2)/g and total pore volume of 0.92 ml/g. Especially, without loading other substances the PAC had a strong magnetic, easy to be separated after adsorbing phenol...
March 22, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325703/investigation-of-sewage-sludge-treatment-using-air-plasma-assisted-gasification
#6
Nerijus Striūgas, Vitas Valinčius, Nerijus Pedišius, Robertas Poškas, Kęstutis Zakarauskas
This study presents an experimental investigation of downdraft gasification process coupled with a secondary thermal plasma reactor in order to perform experimental investigations of sewage sludge gasification, and compare process parameters running the system with and without the secondary thermal plasma reactor. The experimental investigation were performed with non-pelletized mixture of dried sewage sludge and wood pellets. To estimate the process performance, the composition of the producer gas, tars, particle matter, producer gas and char yield were measured at the exit of the gasification and plasma reactor...
March 18, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318960/lab-scale-pyrolysis-of-the-automotive-shredder-residue-light-fraction-and-characterization-of-tar-and-solid-products
#7
Manuela Anzano, Elena Collina, Elsa Piccinelli, Marina Lasagni
The general aim of this study is the recovery of Automotive Shredder Residue (ASR). The ASR light fraction, or car fluff, that was collected at an Italian shredding plant was pyrolysed at various temperatures (500-800°C) in a lab-scale reactor. The condensable gases (tar) and solid residue yields increased with decreasing temperature, and these products were characterized to suggest a potential use to reclaim them. The higher heating value (HHV) of tar was 34-37MJ/kg, which is comparable with those of fossil fuels...
March 16, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315805/comprehensive-composition-of-creosote-using-comprehensive-two-dimensional-gas-chromatography-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-gcxgc-tofms
#8
Christopher Gallacher, Russell Thomas, Christopher Taylor, Richard Lord, Robert M Kalin
Creosote is a distillation product of coal tar and is widely used as wood preservative for railway sleepers, utility poles and for other applications. Creosote can have potentially negative effects on the environment and many of the components are toxic. This study presents the analysis of a Creosote sample from a former wood impregnation plant located in the UK. The sample was analysed using two dimensional gas chromatography time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GCxGC-TOFMS) and a database of compounds that could be detected was produced...
March 13, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315051/development-of-antibody-modified-chitosan-nanoparticles-for-the-targeted-delivery-of-sirna-across-the-blood-brain-barrier-as-a-strategy-for-inhibiting-hiv-replication-in-astrocytes
#9
Jijin Gu, Karam Al-Bayati, Emmanuel A Ho
RNA interference (RNAi)-mediated gene silencing offers a novel treatment and prevention strategy for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. HIV was found to infect and replicate in human brain cells and can cause neuroinfections and neurological deterioration. We designed dual-antibody-modified chitosan/small interfering RNA (siRNA) nanoparticles to deliver siRNA across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) targeting HIV-infected brain astrocytes as a strategy for inhibiting HIV replication. We hypothesized that transferrin antibody and bradykinin B2 antibody could specifically bind to the transferrin receptor (TfR) and bradykinin B2 receptor (B2R), respectively, and deliver siRNA across the BBB into astrocytes as potential targeting ligands...
March 17, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306181/total-ankle-replacement-in-patients-with-haemophilic-arthropathy-primary-arthroplasty-and-conversion-of-painful-ankle-arthrodesis-to-arthroplasty
#10
M Preis, T Bailey, M Jacxsens, A Barg
INTRODUCTION: There are two general surgical approaches for operative treatment of end-stage haemophilic ankle arthropathy: ankle arthrodesis and total ankle replacement (TAR). AIM: The aim of this study was to determine intraoperative and postoperative complications and evaluate the mid-term clinical and radiographic outcomes of TAR in patients with haemophilic arthropathy. METHODS: Fourteen patients with a mean age of 51.4 ± 10.2 years (range = 32...
March 17, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304311/frontotemporal-dementia-due-to-the-novel-grn-arg161glyfsx36-mutation
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Stefano Gazzina, Silvana Archetti, Antonella Alberici, Elisa Bonomi, Maura Cosseddu, Diego Di Lorenzo, Alessandro Padovani, Barbara Borroni
Progranulin is a multifunctional growth factor mainly expressed in neurons and microglia. Loss-of-function mutations in the Granulin (GRN) gene are causative of frontotemporal dementia with TAR DNA-binding protein-43 inclusions. We reported the case of a 51-year-old male patient affected by sporadic agrammatic variant of primary progressive aphasia, in whom we identified a novel heterozygous deletion in the exon 6 (g.10338_39delAG, p.Arg161GlyfsX36). Plasma progranulin levels were significantly reduced and in silico analysis predicted a premature termination codon...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301478/retrotransposon-activation-contributes-to-neurodegeneration-in-a-drosophila-tdp-43-model-of-als
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Lisa Krug, Nabanita Chatterjee, Rebeca Borges-Monroy, Stephen Hearn, Wen-Wei Liao, Kathleen Morrill, Lisa Prazak, Nikolay Rozhkov, Delphine Theodorou, Molly Hammell, Josh Dubnau
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) are two incurable neurodegenerative disorders that exist on a symptomological spectrum and share both genetic underpinnings and pathophysiological hallmarks. Functional abnormality of TAR DNA-binding protein 43 (TDP-43), an aggregation-prone RNA and DNA binding protein, is observed in the vast majority of both familial and sporadic ALS cases and in ~40% of FTLD cases, but the cascade of events leading to cell death are not understood...
March 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286471/cytoplasmic-relocalization-of-tar-dna-binding-protein-43-is-not-sufficient-to-reproduce-cellular-pathologies-associated-with-als-in-vitro
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Heike J Wobst, Steven S Wesolowski, Jayashree Chadchankar, Louise Delsing, Steven Jacobsen, Jayanta Mukherjee, Tarek Z Deeb, John Dunlop, Nicholas J Brandon, Stephen J Moss
Mutations in the gene TARDBP, which encodes TAR DNA-binding protein 43 (TDP-43), are a rare cause of familial forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). While the majority of mutations are found in the C-terminal glycine-rich domain, an alanine to valine amino acid change at position 90 (A90V) in the bipartite nuclear localization signal (NLS) of TDP-43 has been described. This sequence variant has previously been shown to cause cytoplasmic mislocalization of TDP-43 and decrease protein solubility, leading to the formation of insoluble aggregates...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278534/transcription-and-splicing-factor-tdp-43-role-in-regulation-of-gene-expression-in-testis
#14
Prabhakara P Reddi
TDP-43 (TAR DNA binding Protein of 43 kD) is a transcription factor and RNA-binding protein with diverse functions. We cloned TDP-43 from the mouse testis in a screen for promoter-binding proteins and showed that it functions as a transcriptional repressor. TDP-43 plays a role in maintaining the precise pattern of spatiotemporal expression of the spermatid-specific Acrv1 gene during spermatogenesis by facilitating RNA polymerase II pausing at the promoter. We also showed that TDP-43 plays a partial role in preventing somatic cell expression of the Acrv1 gene by acting as an insulator-binding protein...
March 2017: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269983/variation-in-free-radical-yields-from-u-s-marketed-cigarettes
#15
Reema Goel, Zachary Bitzer, Samantha M Reilly, Neil Trushin, Jonathan Foulds, Joshua Muscat, Jason Liao, Ryan J Elias, John P Richie
Free radicals in tobacco smoke are thought to be an important cause of smoking-induced diseases, yet the variation in free radical exposure to smokers from different brands of commercially available cigarettes is unknown. We measured the levels of highly reactive gas-phase and stable particulate-phase radicals in mainstream cigarette smoke by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy with and without the spin-trapping agent phenyl-N-tert-butylnitrone (PBN), respectively, in 27 popular US cigarettes and the 3R4F research cigarette, machine-smoked according to the FTC protocol...
March 20, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265061/amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-linked-mutations-increase-the-viscosity-of-liquid-like-tdp-43-rnp-granules-in-neurons
#16
Pallavi P Gopal, Jeffrey J Nirschl, Eva Klinman, Erika L F Holzbaur
Ribonucleoprotein (RNP) granules are enriched in specific RNAs and RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) and mediate critical cellular processes. Purified RBPs form liquid droplets in vitro through liquid-liquid phase separation and liquid-like non-membrane-bound structures in cells. Mutations in the human RBPs TAR-DNA binding protein 43 (TDP-43) and RNA-binding protein FUS cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), but the biophysical properties of these proteins have not yet been studied in neurons. Here, we show that TDP-43 RNP granules in axons of rodent primary cortical neurons display liquid-like properties, including fusion with rapid relaxation to circular shape, shear stress-induced deformation, and rapid fluorescence recovery after photobleaching...
March 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263094/development-and-validation-of-the-treatment-attrition-retention-scale-for-personality-disorders
#17
Dominick Gamache, Claudia Savard, Sophie Lemelin, Evens Villeneuve
This study is an investigation of the psychometric properties of the Treatment Attrition-Retention Scale for Personality Disorders (TARS-PD), an instrument developed to identify patients with personality disorder (PD) at risk of early dropout from psychotherapy. In a first study, assessment files from 320 patients referred for PD evaluation at an outpatient clinic were examined to assess the instrument's inter-rater reliability, construct validity, and discriminant validity. Results showed that the global scale could be scored with excellent reliability...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Personality Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263006/rapid-analysis-of-forensic-related-samples-using-two-ambient-ionization-techniques-coupled-to-high-resolution-mass-spectrometers
#18
Eshwar Jagerdeo, Amanda Wriston
RATIONALE: This paper highlights the versatility of interfacing two ambient ionization techniques, Laser Diode Thermal Desorption (LDTD) and Atmospheric Solids Analysis probe (ASAP), to high resolution mass spectrometers and demonstrate the method's capability to rapidly generate high-quality data from multiple sample types with minimal, if any sample preparation. METHODS: For ASAP-MS analysis of solid and liquid samples, the material was transferred to a capillary surface before being introduced into the mass spectrometer...
March 6, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259746/acute-myeloid-leukemia-in-a-patient-with-thrombocytopenia-with-absent-radii-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Maximilian Jameson-Lee, Katherine Chen, Ellen Ritchie, Tsiporah Shore, Omar Al-Khattab, Usama Gergis
Thrombocytopenia with absent radii (TAR) syndrome is a rare congenital disorder characterized by low platelet counts of various severity, bilateral absent radii but thumbs are usually present. TAR syndrome is not generally associated with bone marrow failure or malignancy. Janus kinase-2, myeloproliferative leukemia protein, and calreticulin are not mutated in TAR patients. Only four cases of leukemia were reported in TAR patients in the literature: three acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and one acute lymphoblastic leukemia...
February 24, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241694/-a-association-of-genetic-polymorphisms-of-xrcc1-and-damage-levels-in-workers-exposed-to-coal-tar-pitch
#20
F Zhang, X C Sun, C D Lu, W Zhang, H Shao, Z X Wang
Objective: To study the relationship between XRCC1 gene polymorphism and DNA damage in peripheral blood lymphocytes of workers exposed to coal tar pitch. Methods: 203 coal tar asphalt device operation area workers (exposure group) and 76 logistics management personnel (control group) as the research ob-ject, determination of 1-hydroxypyrene concentrations in the urine as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons expo-sure dose, using the alkaline comet assay evaluation a peripheral blood lymphocyte DNA damage degree, using TaqMan MGB real time PCR method to detect XRCC1 gene 3 loci (XRCC1-194, XRCC1-280 and XRCC1-399) single nucleotide polymorphism...
January 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
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