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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637226/epidemiologic-risk-factors-for-in-situ-and-invasive-breast-cancer-among-postmenopausal-women-in-the-nih-aarp-diet-and-health-study
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Maeve Mullooly, Zeina G Khodr, Cher M Dallal, Sarah J Nyante, Mark E Sherman, Roni Falk, Linda M Liao, Jeffrey Love, Louise A Brinton, Gretchen L Gierach
Comparing risk factor associations between invasive breast cancers and possible precursors may further understanding of factors related to initiation versus progression. Accordingly, among 190,325 postmenopausal participants in the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study (1995-2011), we compared risk factor associations between incident ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS: n = 1,453) and invasive ductal carcinomas (n = 7,525) and lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS: n = 186) and invasive lobular carcinomas (n = 1,191)...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634932/preparation-of-decellularized-biological-scaffolds-for-3d-cell-culture
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Bryan N Brown, Michael J Buckenmeyer, Travis A Prest
The biggest challenge of designing and implementing an in vitro study is developing a microenvironment that most closely represents the interactions observed in vivo. Decellularization of tissues and organs has been shown to be an effective method for the removal of potentially immunogenic constituents while preserving essential growth factors and extracellular matrix (ECM ) proteins necessary for proper cell function. Enzymatic digestion of decellularized tissues allows these tissue-specific components to be reconstituted into bioactive hydrogels through a physical crosslinking of collagen...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633987/a-paradigm-shift-for-bone-quality-in-dentistry-a-literature-review
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Shinichiro Kuroshima, Masaru Kaku, Takuya Ishimoto, Muneteru Sasaki, Takayoshi Nakano, Takashi Sawase
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to present the current concept of bone quality based on the proposal by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and some of the cellular and molecular factors that affect bone quality. STUDY SELECTION: This is a literature review which focuses on collagen, biological apatite (BAp), and bone cells such as osteoblasts and osteocytes. RESULTS: In dentistry, the term "bone quality" has long been considered to be synonymous with bone mineral density (BMD) based on radiographic and sensible evaluations...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633895/synthesis-of-meon-neoglycosides-of-digoxigenin-with-6-deoxy-and-2-6-dideoxy-d-glucose-derivatives-and-their-anticancer-activity
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Dong-Dong Wang, Xiao-San Li, Yu-Zhou Bao, Jie Liu, Xiao-Kun Zhang, Xin-Sheng Yao, Xue-Long Sun, Jin-Shan Tang
Cardiac glycosides show anticancer activities and their deoxy-sugar chains are vital for their anticancer effects. In order to study the structure-activity relationship (SAR) of cardiac glycosides toward cancers and get more potent anticancer agents, a series of MeON-neoglycosides of digoxigenin was synthesized and evaluated. First, ten 6-deoxy- and 2,6-dideoxy-d-glucopyranosyl donors were synthesized starting from methyl α-d-glucopyranoside and 2-deoxy-d-glucose. Meanwhile, the digoxigenin was obtained by acidic hydrolysis of commercially available digoxin as glycosyl acceptor...
June 3, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633097/results-of-the-first-international-hiv-1-coreceptor-proficiency-panel-test
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Eva Heger, Rolf Kaiser, Elena Knops, Maria Neumann-Fraune, Eugen Schuelter, Alejandro Pironti, Thomas Lengauer, Hauke Walter, Saleta Sierra
BACKGROUND: Quality Assurance (QA) programs are essential to evaluate performance in diagnostics laboratories. OBJECTIVES: We present the results from the first QA for HIV-1 genotypic tropism testing, organized and coordinated by the Institute of Virology at the University of Cologne. STUDY DESIGN: 12 cell culture-derived viral strains of different HIV-1 clades from the NIH AIDS Reagent Program were sent to the participants to be processed with their standard diagnostic methods Fasta files containing the V3 region sequence were centrally analyzed at the Institute of Virology, Cologne...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632737/supervised-filters-for-eeg-signal-in-naturally-occurring-epilepsy-forecasting
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Francisco Javier Muñoz-Almaraz, Francisco Zamora-Martínez, Paloma Botella-Rocamora, Juan Pardo
Nearly 1% of the global population has Epilepsy. Forecasting epileptic seizures with an acceptable confidence level, could improve the disease treatment and thus the lifestyle of the people who suffer it. To do that the electroencephalogram (EEG) signal is usually studied through spectral power band filtering, but this paper proposes an alternative novel method of preprocessing the EEG signal based on supervised filters. Such filters have been employed in a machine learning algorithm, such as the K-Nearest Neighbor (KNN), to improve the prediction of seizures...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631624/printing-induced-cell-injury-evaluation-during-laser-printing-of-3t3-mouse-fibroblasts
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Zhengyi Zhang, Wenxuan Chai, Ruitong Xiong, Lei Zhou, Yong Huang
Three-dimensional bioprinting has emerged as a promising solution for the freeform fabrication of living cellular constructs, which can be used for tissue/organ transplantation and tissue models. During bioprinting, some living cells are unavoidably injured and may become necrotic or apoptotic cells. This study aims to investigate the printing-induced cell injury and evaluates injury types of post-printing cells using the annexin V/7-aminoactinomycin D and FAM-DEVD-FMK/propidium iodide assays during laser printing of NIH 3T3 mouse fibroblasts...
June 20, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629858/preparation-characterization-and-antioxidant-activity-of-silk-peptides-grafted-carboxymethyl-chitosan
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Meng Liu, Lian Min, Chen Zhu, Ziqie Rao, Liangling Liu, Wenyan Xu, Pengfeng Luo, Lihong Fan
Free radicals are closely related to the occurrence and development of aging, cancer and inflammation, the ability to scavenge free radicals is an important indicator of the antioxidant activity. In this study, we prepared a water soluble, free radical scavenging and biocompatible copolymer for regenerative therapy. Carboxymethyl chitosan (CMC) was modified with silk peptide (SP) by microbial transglutaminase (MTGase), FT-IR and NMR spectroscopy were used to confirm the successful grafting of SP to CMC. The degree of substitution was determined by ultraviolet spectrophotometry...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629419/effect-of-beta-blockers-on-exacerbation-rate-and-lung-function-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd
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Sean Duffy, Robert Marron, Helen Voelker, Richard Albert, John Connett, William Bailey, Richard Casaburi, J Allen Cooper, Jeffrey L Curtis, Mark Dransfield, MeiLan K Han, Barry Make, Nathaniel Marchetti, Fernando Martinez, Stephen Lazarus, Dennis Niewoehner, Paul D Scanlon, Frank Sciurba, Steven Scharf, Robert M Reed, George Washko, Prescott Woodruff, Charlene McEvoy, Shawn Aaron, Don Sin, Gerard J Criner
BACKGROUND: Beta-blockers are commonly prescribed for patients with cardiovascular disease. Providers have been wary of treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with beta-blockers due to concern for bronchospasm, but retrospective studies have shown that cardio-selective beta-blockers are safe in COPD and possibly beneficial. However, these benefits may reflect symptom improvements due to the cardiac effects of the medication. The purpose of this study is to evaluate associations between beta-blocker use and both exacerbation rates and longitudinal measures of lung function in two well-characterized COPD cohorts...
June 19, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628199/measuring-cancer-drug-sensitivity-and-resistance-in-cultured-cells
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Mario Niepel, Marc Hafner, Mirra Chung, Peter K Sorger
Measuring the potencies of small-molecule drugs in cell lines is a critical aspect of preclinical pharmacology. Such experiments are also prototypical of high-throughput experiments in multi-well plates. The procedure is simple in principle, but many unrecognized factors can affect the results, potentially making data unreliable. The procedures for measuring drug response described here were developed by the NIH LINCS program to improve reproducibility. Key features include maximizing uniform cell growth during the assay period, accounting for the effects of cell density on response, and correcting sensitivity measures for differences in proliferation rates...
June 19, 2017: Current Protocols in Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628033/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-with-cirrhosis-increases-familial-risk-for-advanced-fibrosis
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Cyrielle Caussy, Meera Soni, Jeffrey Cui, Ricki Bettencourt, Nicholas Schork, Chi-Hua Chen, Mahdi Al Ikhwan, Shirin Bassirian, Sandra Cepin, Monica P Gonzalez, Michel Mendler, Yuko Kono, Irine Vodkin, Kristin Mekeel, Jeffrey Haldorson, Alan Hemming, Barbara Andrews, Joanie Salotti, Lisa Richards, David A Brenner, Claude B Sirlin, Rohit Loomba
BACKGROUND: The risk of advanced fibrosis in first-degree relatives of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and cirrhosis (NAFLD-cirrhosis) is unknown and needs to be systematically quantified. We aimed to prospectively assess the risk of advanced fibrosis in first-degree relatives of probands with NAFLD-cirrhosis. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional analysis of a prospective cohort of 26 probands with NAFLD-cirrhosis and 39 first-degree relatives. The control population included 69 community-dwelling twin, sib-sib, or parent-offspring pairs (n = 138), comprising 69 individuals randomly ascertained to be without evidence of NAFLD and 69 of their first-degree relatives...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626075/sex-differences-in-vascular-physiology-and-pathophysiology-estrogen-and-androgen-signaling-in-health-and-disease
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Austin C Boese, Seong Chul Kim, Ke-Jie Yin, Jean-Pyo Lee, Milton H Hamblin
Sex differences between women and men are often overlooked and underappreciated when studying the cardiovascular system. It has been long assumed that men and women are physiologically similar, and this notion has resulted in females being clinically evaluated and treated for cardiovascular pathophysiological complications as males. Currently, there is increased recognition of fundamental sex differences in cardiovascular function, anatomy, cell signaling, and pathophysiology. NIH has enacted guidelines expressly to gain knowledge about ways the sexes differ in both normal function and diseases at the various research levels (molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, system)...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625779/multiple-isoforms-of-nesprin1-are-integral-components-of-ciliary-rootlets
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Chloe Potter, Wanqiu Zhu, David Razafsky, Philip Ruzycki, Alexander V Kolesnikov, Teresa Doggett, Vladimir J Kefalov, Ewelina Betleja, Moe R Mahjoub, Didier Hodzic
SYNE1 (synaptic nuclear envelope 1) encodes multiple isoforms of Nesprin1 (nuclear envelope spectrin 1) that associate with the nuclear envelope (NE) through a C-terminal KASH (Klarsicht/Anc1/Syne homology) domain (Figure 1A) [1-4]. This domain interacts directly with the SUN (Sad1/Unc84) domain of Sun proteins [5-7], a family of transmembrane proteins of the inner nuclear membrane (INM) [8, 9], to form the so-called LINC complexes (linkers of the nucleoskeleton and cytoskeleton) that span the entire NE and mediate nuclear positioning [10-12]...
June 9, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624860/obesity-results-with-smaller-oocyte-in-in-vitro-fertilization-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-cycles-a-prospective-study
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Yuval Atzmon, Ester Shoshan-Karchovsky, Medeia Michaeli, Nardin Aslih, Guy Shrem, Adrian Ellenbogen, Einat Shalom-Paz
BACKGROUND: Obesity is associated with several fertility disorders. This prospective cohort study was designed to evaluate the effect of body mass index (BMI) (kg/m(2)) on oocyte diameter and treatment. METHODS: Women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) were enrolled in the study. They were divided into two groups according to BMI: obese (BMI > 30) and normal weight (BMI < 25). Mature oocytes were evaluated according to total diameter, zona pellucida, and oolema diameters...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623918/effects-of-herbal-medicine-for-dysmenorrhea-treatment-on-accompanied-acne-vulgaris-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kwan-Il Kim, Hae Jeong Nam, Mia Kim, Junhee Lee, Kyuseok Kim
BACKGROUND: The incidence of preadolescent acne among women is increasing. Acne deteriorates the quality of life; conventional treatment options are limited and have not been effective against acne, particularly acne associated with menstruation. Despite evidence that acne associated with menstruation abnormalities naturally improves when menstruation recovers to normal, there have only been few studies on the effects of dysmenorrhea treatment on acne. Therefore- we designed this study to assess the effects of gyejibokryung-hwan (GBH) and dangguijagyag-san (DJS), which are widely used in dysmenorrhea treatment, on acne associated with menstruation cycle...
June 17, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621838/the-effect-of-compliant-inflow-cannulae-on-the-hemocompatibility-of-rotary-blood-pump-circuits-in-an-in-vitro-model
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Jo P Pauls, Deepika Nandakumar, Jarod Horobin, Justin D Prendeville, Michael J Simmonds, John F Fraser, Geoff Tansley, Shaun D Gregory
Rotary blood pumps (RBPs) are used for mechanical circulatory support in heart failure patients but exhibit a reduced response to preload changes, which can lead to ventricular suction events. A passive control system, in the form of a compliant inflow cannula (IC), has been developed to mitigate suction, although this device may cause significant hemolysis. This study compared the incidence of mechanically induced hemolysis of two compliant IC designs (strutted and nonstrutted) with a rigid IC (control) in a blood circulation loop over 90 min...
June 16, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621167/interview-with-darrell-kotton
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Darrell Kotton
Dr Kotton is the David Seldin Professor of Medicine and the founding Director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine of Boston University and Boston Medical Center. He conducts basic stem cell research as an NIH-funded Principle Investigator in the Kotton Laboratory (focused on stem cell biology and gene therapy related to lung injury and repair). In addition, he attends in the Medical Intensive Care Unit, the Pulmonary Consultation Service, the Alpha-1 Center and the Pulmonary Outpatient Clinic, all at Boston Medical Center...
June 16, 2017: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620651/role-of-an-adenylyl-cyclase-isoform-in-ethanol-s-effect-on-camp-regulated-gene-expression-in-nih-3t3-cells
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Rebecca A Hill, Wu Xu, Masami Yoshimura
Previous research has indicated that the cyclic AMP (cAMP) signal transduction system plays an important role in the predisposition to and development of ethanol abuse in humans. Our laboratory has demonstrated that ethanol is capable of enhancing adenylyl cyclase (AC) activity. This effect is AC isoform-specific; type 7 AC (AC7) is most enhanced by ethanol. Therefore, we hypothesized that the expression of a specific AC isoform will play a role on the effect of ethanol on cAMP regulated gene expression. We employed NIH 3T3 cells transfected with AC7 or AC3 as a model system...
December 2016: Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619891/nih-abandons-grant-cap-offers-new-help-to-younger-scientists
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Jocelyn Kaiser
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June 16, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619106/bone-mesenchymal-stem-cells-ameliorate-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-damage-in-renal-epithelial-cells-via-microrna-223
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Xiaopeng Yuan, Xiaoping Wang, Chuanbao Chen, Jian Zhou, Ming Han
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have indicated that microRNA-223 (miR-223) plays a role in the tissue-protective effect of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). NLR family-pyrin domain containing 3 (NLRP3) was reported to affect a renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury by exerting a direct effect on the renal tubular epithelium. Therefore, we investigated how miR-223 and NLRP3 might function in kidneys exposed to conditions of ischemia and subsequent reperfusion. METHODS: Hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) murine renal tubular epithelial cells (RTECs) were cocultured with either MSCs or hypoxia-pretreated MSCs (htMSCs), after which the RTECs were examined for their viability and evidence of apoptosis...
June 15, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
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