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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155538/aetiological-histopathological-clinical-diagnostic-and-therapeutical-features-of-idiopathic-cervical-resorption
#1
Virginia Robles Gijón, Cristina Lucena Martín, Rosa Mª Pulgar Encinas, José Manuel Navajas
Root resorption is the loss of hard dental tissue as a result of odontoclastic action involving vital and pulpless teeth. Cervical root resorption (CRR) is a type of external resorption which usually occurs immediately below the epithelial attachment of the tooth in the cervical region. The idiopathic cervical resorption (ICR) refers to a clinical situation in which all other causes, whether local or systemic, have been ruled out as the origin of the disease. The early stage is asymptomatic and might be diagnosed by a routine radiograph or a clinical examination...
December 2016: Dental Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154736/lactobacilli-fermented-cow-s-milk-attenuated-lipopolysaccharide-induced-neuroinflammation-and-memory-impairment-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#2
Nurul Huda Musa, Vasudevan Mani, Siong Meng Lim, Sharmili Vidyadaran, Abu Bakar Abdul Majeed, Kalavathy Ramasamy
Nutritional interventions are now recommended as strategies to delay Alzheimer's disease (AD) progression. The present study evaluated the neuroprotective effect (anti-inflammation) of lactic acid bacteria (either Lactobacillus fermentum LAB9 or L. casei LABPC) fermented cow's milk (CM) against lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-activated microglial BV2 cells in vitro. The ability of CM-LAB in attenuating memory deficit in LPS-induced mice was also investigated. ICR mice were orally administered with CM-LAB for 28 d before induction of neuroinflammation by LPS...
November 2017: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148594/metabolic-study-of-paeoniflorin-and-total-paeony-glucosides-from-paeoniae-radix-rubra-in-rats-by-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-coupled-with-sequential-mass-spectrometry-uplc-esi-ms-n
#3
Lijun Zhu, Shanshan Sun, Yanxi Hu, Yufeng Liu
A clear understanding of the metabolism of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is extremely important in their rational clinical application and effective material foundation research. A novel and reliable strategy was performed to find more metabolites of paeoniflorin, determine the metabolites of total paeony glucosides (TPG) by means of determining those metabolites of paeoniflorin, and compare the metabolism differences between paeoniflorin and TPG by intragastric administration. This strategy was characterized as follows: firstly, the rats were divided into two groups (the paeoniflorin group and the TPG group) to find different metabolism mechanism between paeoniflorin and TPG; secondly, UPLC-FT-ICR MS and UPLC-Q-TOF MS(2) were applied to obtain accurate molecular weight and structural information respectively; thirdly, the metabolites were tentatively identified by a combination of data-processing methods including mass defect screening, characteristic neutral loss screening and product ion screening; finally, a comparative study was employed in the metabolism of paeoniflorin and TPG...
November 17, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145065/gestational-differences-in-murine-placenta-glycolytic-metabolism-and-pregnancy-parameters
#4
Renee E Albers, Christopher A Waker, Chanel Keoni, Melissa R Kaufman, Michael A Bottomley, Sarah Min, David R Natale, Thomas L Brown
The placenta is a complex and essential organ composed largely of fetal-derived cells, including several different trophoblast subtypes that work in unison to support nutrient transport to the fetus during pregnancy. Abnormal placental development can lead to pregnancy-associated disorders that often involve metabolic dysfunction. The scope of dysregulated metabolism during placental development may not be fully representative of the in vivo state in defined culture systems, such as cell lines or isolated primary cells...
November 4, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141007/escitalopram-and-nht-normalized-stress-induced-anhedonia-and-molecular-neuroadaptations-in-a-mouse-model-of-depression
#5
Or Burstein, Motty Franko, Eyal Gale, Assaf Handelsman, Segev Barak, Shai Motsan, Alon Shamir, Roni Toledano, Omri Simhon, Yafit Hirshler, Gang Chen, Ravid Doron
Anhedonia is defined as a diminished ability to obtain pleasure from otherwise positive stimuli. Anxiety and mood disorders have been previously associated with dysregulation of the reward system, with anhedonia as a core element of major depressive disorder (MDD). The aim of the present study was to investigate whether stress-induced anhedonia could be prevented by treatments with escitalopram or novel herbal treatment (NHT) in an animal model of depression. Unpredictable chronic mild stress (UCMS) was administered for 4 weeks on ICR outbred mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135710/adjustment-of-intrastromal-corneal-ring-segments-after-unsuccessful-implantation-in-keratoconic-eyes
#6
Tiago Monteiro, José Ferreira Mendes, Fernando Faria-Correia, Nuno Franqueira, David Madrid-Costa, José F Alfonso
PURPOSE: To evaluate visual, refractive, and corneal topography outcomes in eyes with keratoconus that have undergone exchange/adjustment surgery with a new intrastromal corneal ring segment (ICRS) combination after unsuccessful visual and/or refractive outcomes after primary ICRS surgery. METHODS: A retrospective nonrandomized case series was conducted including consecutive eyes of patients with keratoconus that underwent ICRS adjustment after an unsuccessful visual outcome...
November 13, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133762/rare-earth-nanoparticle-induced-cytotoxicity-on-spatial-cognition-memory-of-mouse-brain
#7
Cai-Hou Lin, Gui-Fen Liu, Jing Chen, Yan Chen, Ru-Hui Lin, Hong-Xing He, Jian-Ping Chen
BACKGROUND: Luminescent rare-earth-based nanoparticles have been increasingly used in nanomedicine due to their excellent physicochemical properties, such as biomedical imaging agents, drug carriers, and biomarkers. However, biological safety of the rare-earth-based nanomedicine is of great significance for future development in practical applications. In particular, biological effects of rare-earth nanoparticles on human's central nervous system are still unclear. This study aimed to investigate the potential toxicity of rare-earth nanoparticles in nervous system function in the case of continuous exposure...
November 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132299/chronic-administration-of-parecoxib-exerts-anxiolytic-like-and-memory-enhancing-effects-and-modulates-synaptophysin-expression-in-mice
#8
Bo Wang, Xin Jin, Xin Kuang, Shaowen Tian
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that cyclooxygenase-2, a key enzyme that converts arachidonic acid to prostaglandins, is involved in anxiety and cognitive processes, but few studies have investigated the effects of chronic administration of cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors on anxiety, learning and memory under normal physiological conditions. The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of chronic administration of parecoxib, a cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor, on anxiety behavior and memory performance under normal physiological conditions and to explore the possible neural mechanism underlying parecoxib-mediated effects...
November 13, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132111/characterization-of-global-metabolic-profile-of-rhodiola-crenulata-after-oral-administration-in-rat-plasma-urine-bile-and-feces-based-on-uhplc-ft-icr-ms
#9
Yanting Li, Yangyang Zhao, Xintong Li, Tianfeng Liu, Xiwei Jiang, Fei Han
Rhodiola crenulata has been widely used as a health food, antifatigue and antidepressant in China and many other countries for centuries. However, to date the metabolism of it in vivo still remains unclear. In this study, UHPLC-FT-ICR MS was used to analyze the major components and their metabolites in rats after oral administration of Rhodiola crenulata for the first time. A total of 179 constituents, including 37 prototype compounds and 142 metabolites (89 phase I metabolites and 53 phase II metabolites) were tentatively identified...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122098/contribution-of-3cd-region-to-the-virulence-of-enterovirus-71
#10
Jing Li, Feng Gao, Shu Bin Hao, Dong Cheng, Wen Qiang Zhang, Bin Lin, Li Zhao, Xue Jie Yu, Zhi Yu Wang, Hong Ling Wen
Enterovirus 71 is a neuroinvasive virus that is associated with severe neurological complications. We had earlier suggested that the replication capacity of a severe strain was higher than that of a mild strain. The recombinant 3CRV and 3CDRV virus strains were successfully rescued in our previous study. In the present study, we found no difference in virulence between 3CRV and severe strains. However, the capacity of replication and to cause cell injury of 3CDRV strain decreased in vitro, especially at 39...
October 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120710/femtosecond-laser-implantation-of%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-340-degree-intrastromal-corneal-ring%C3%A2-segment-in-keratoconus-short-term%C3%A2-outcomes
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Mohammad Mehdi Sadoughi, Bahram Einollahi, Amir Reza Veisi, Mohammad Zare, Mohammad Reza Sedaghat, Danial Roshandel, Neda Einollahi, Javad Rezaei
PURPOSE: To evaluate the short-term outcomes of femtosecond laser-assisted implantation of a 340-degree intracorneal ring (ICR) (Keraring) in patients with keratoconus. SETTING: Four centers in Iran. DESIGN: Prospective case series. METHODS: All cases had implantation of the 340-degree ICR after tunnel creation with a femtosecond laser. The uncorrected (UDVA) and corrected (CDVA) distance visual acuities, sphere, cylinder, manifest refraction spherical equivalent (MRSE), mean keratometry (K), steep K, and flat K were evaluated preoperatively and 1, 3, and 6 months postoperatively...
October 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120613/formularity-software-for-automated-formula-assignment-of-natural-and-other-organic-matter-from-ultrahigh-resolution-mass-spectra
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Nikola Toliċ, Yina Liu, Andrey V Liyu, Yufeng Shen, Malak M Tfaily, Elizabeth B Kujawinski, Krista Longnecker, Li-Jung Kuo, Errol W Robinson, Ljiljana Paša-Tolić, Nancy J Hess
Ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry, such as Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT ICR MS), can resolve thousands of molecular ions in complex organic matrices. A Compound Identification Algorithm (CIA) was previously developed for automated elemental formula assignment for natural organic matter (NOM). In this work we describe software Formularity with a user friendly interface for CIA function and newly developed search function Isotopic Pattern Algorithm (IPA). While CIA assigns elemental formulas for compounds containing C, H, O, N, S, and P, IPA is capable of assigning formulas for compounds containing other elements...
November 9, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119518/cyclotron-phase-coherent-ion-spatial-dispersion-in-a-non-quadratic-trapping-potential-is-responsible-for-ft-icr-ms-at-the-cyclotron-frequency
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Konstantin O Nagornov, Anton N Kozhinov, Yury O Tsybin
Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICR MS) at the cyclotron frequency instead of the reduced cyclotron frequency has been experimentally demonstrated using narrow aperture detection electrode (NADEL) ICR cells. Here, based on the results of SIMION simulations, we provide the initial mechanistic insights into the cyclotron frequency regime generation in FT-ICR MS. The reason for cyclotron frequency regime is found to be a new type of a collective motion of ions with a certain dispersion in the initial characteristics, such as pre-excitation ion velocities, in a highly non-quadratic trapping potential as realized in NADEL ICR cells...
November 8, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115049/generation-and-characterization-of-an-estrogen-receptor-alpha-icre-knock-in-mouse
#14
Chan Jin Park, Guanglin Chen, Yongbum Koo, Po-Ching P Lin, Joseph A Cacioppo, Hailey Prohaska, CheMyong J Ko
Two estrogen receptors, ESR1 and ESR2, are responsible for the classical actions of estrogens in mammalian species. They display different spatiotemporal expression patterns and non-overlapping functions in various tissues and physiological conditions. In this study, a novel knock-in mouse line that expresses codon-improved Cre recombinase (iCre) under regulation of the natural Esr1 promoter (Esr1-iCre) was developed. Functional characterization of iCre expression by crossing them with reporter lines (ROSA26-lacZ or Ai9-RFP) showed that iCre is faithfully expressed in Esr1-lineage cells...
November 8, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113295/sodium-fluoride-induces-renal-inflammatory-responses-by-activating-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-and-reducing-anti-inflammatory-cytokine-expression-in-mice
#15
Qin Luo, Hengmin Cui, Huidan Deng, Ping Kuang, Huan Liu, Yujiao Lu, Jing Fang, Zhicai Zuo, Junliang Deng, Yinglun Li, Xun Wang, Ling Zhao
Fluoride is widely distributed in the environment and often results in adverse health effects on animals and human beings. It has been proved that fluoride can induce inflammatory responses in vitro. However, very limited reports are focused on fluoride-induced inflammatory responses in vivo. In this study, mice were used to investigate sodium fluoride (NaF) induced renal inflammatory responses and the potential mechanism by using the methods of pathology, biochemistry, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and western blot...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112467/meniscectomy-and-resultant-articular-cartilage-lesions-of-the-knee-among-prospective-national-football-league-players-an-imaging-and-performance-analysis
#16
Jorge Chahla, Mark E Cinque, Jonathan A Godin, George Sanchez, George F Lebus, James M Whalen, Mark D Price, Nicholas I Kennedy, Gilbert Moatshe, Robert F LaPrade, Matthew T Provencher
BACKGROUND: The effect of prior meniscectomy and the resulting reduction in meniscal tissue on a potential National Football League (NFL) player's articular cartilage status and performance remain poorly elucidated. Purpose/Hypothesis: (1) To determine the epidemiology, imaging characteristics, and associated articular cartilage pathology of the knee among players with a previous meniscectomy who were participating in the NFL Combine and (2) to evaluate the effect of these injuries on performance as compared with matched controls...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109369/effects-of-melatonin-on-glucose-homeostasis-antioxidant-ability-and-adipokine-secretion-in-icr-mice-with-na-stz-induced-hyperglycemia
#17
Chung-Cheng Lo, Shyh-Hsiang Lin, Jung-Su Chang, Yi-Wen Chien
Diabetes is often associated with decreased melatonin level. The aim was to investigate the effects of different dosage of melatonin on glucose hemostasis, antioxidant ability and adipokines secretion in diabetic institute for cancer research (ICR) mice. Forty animals were randomly divided into five groups including control (C), diabetic (D), low-dosage (L), medium-dosage (M), and high-dosage (H) groups. Groups L, M, and H, respectively, received oral melatonin at 10, 20, and 50 mg/kg of BW (body weight) daily after inducing hyperglycemia by nicotinamide (NA)/ streptozotocin (STZ)...
October 29, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108305/ct-guided-microwave-ablation-through-the-lungs-for-treating-liver-tumors-near-the-diaphragm
#18
Han Qi, Hao Zhang, Chao Wan, Lin Xie, Ze Song, Weijun Fan
Purpose: To explore the short-term efficacy and safety of CT-guided microwave ablation (MWA) for treating liver tumors near the diaphragm. Results: The complete response (CR) rate for CT-guided MWA through the lung was 94.7% (124/131). The incomplete response (ICR) rate was 5.3% (7/131), of which 6 patients with ICRs achieved CRs after MWA. The CR rate for Group I was higher than Group II (99.0% vs. 80.0%, P=0.001). The mean follow-up time was 11.2 ±7.50 months...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105858/investigation-of-metabolic-profile-of-pimavanserin-in-rats-by-uhplc-combined-with-fourier-transform-ion-cyclotron-resonance-mass-spectrometry
#19
Wenying Wu, Yanjie Chu, Shixiao Wang, Xiaoyang Sun, Jingjing Zhang, Yannian Wang, Xiaohui Chen
RATIONALE: Pimavanserin, a selective serotonin 2A receptor inverse agonist, is a promising candidate for treating Parkinson's disease psychosis. Our previous study exhibited that there might be an existence of extensive metabolites of pimavanserin in rats. However, the metabolic fate of pimavanserin in vivo remains unknown. Thus, it is essential to develop an efficient method to investigate metabolic profile of pimavanserin in rats. Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICR-MS) to date has the highest mass measurement accuracy and resolution of any mass spectrometry platforms...
November 6, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104482/human-cartilage-engineering-in-an-in-vitro-repair-model-using-collagen-scaffolds-and-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
#20
Clara Sanjurjo-Rodríguez, Rocío Castro-Viñuelas, Tamara Hermida-Gómez, Isaac Manuel Fuentes-Boquete, Francisco Javier de Toro, Francisco Javier Blanco, Silvia María Díaz-Prado
The purpose of this study was to investigate cartilage repair of in vitro lesion models using human bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (hBMSCs) with different collagen (Col) scaffolds. Lesions were made in human cartilage biopsies. Injured samples were pre-treated with interleukin 1β (IL1β) for 24 h; also, samples were not pre-treated. hBMSCs were seeded on different types of collagen scaffolds. The resulting constructs were placed into the lesions, and the biopsies were cultured for 2 months in chondrogenic medium...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
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