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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655217/preventing-subclinical-necrotic-enteritis-through-lactobacillus-johnsonii-bs15-by-ameliorating-lipid-metabolism-and-intestinal-microflora-in-broiler-chickens
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Xiaodan Qing, Dong Zeng, Hesong Wang, Xueqin Ni, Lei Liu, Jing Lai, Abdul Khalique, Kangcheng Pan, Bo Jing
Increasing studies have focused on the beneficial effects of Lactobacillus johnsonii in certain diseases. Here, we studied the prevention ability of a probiotic strain, L. johnsonii BS15 on subclinical necrotic enteritis (SNE), and its underlying mechanism. 180 male Cobb 500 chicks were randomly allotted into three groups and administrated with BS15 (1 × 10(6) cfu/g) or Man Rogosa Sharpe liquid medium throughout a 28-day experimental period. With the exception of the normal group, SNE infection was treated for the remaining experimental period after the chicks were fed with normal diet 14 days...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655154/risk-model-for-deaths-and-renal-replacement-therapy-dependence-in-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-surgery
#2
Shiren Sun, Feng Ma, Qiaoneng Li, Ming Bai, Yangping Li, Yan Yu, Chen Huang, Hanmin Wang, Xiaoxuan Ning
OBJECTIVES: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a serious complication after cardiac surgery and is associated with increased in-hospital deaths. Renal replacement therapy (RRT) is becoming a routine strategy for severe AKI. Our goal was to evaluate the risk factors for death and RRT dependence in patients with AKI after cardiac surgery. METHODS: We included 190 eligible adult patients who had AKI following cardiac surgery and who required RRT at our centre from November 2010 to March 2015...
June 23, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655144/up-regulation-of-carcinoembryonic-antigen-related-cell-adhesion-molecule-1-in-gastrointestinal-cancer-and-its-clinical-relevance
#3
Muqing Zhou, Zhiming Jin, Yiwen Liu, Yiqing He, Yan Du, Cuixia Yang, Yingzhi Wang, Jiajie Hu, Lian Cui, Feng Gao, Manlin Cao
Serum carcinoembryonic antigen-related cell adhesion molecule 1 (CEACAM1) is dysregulated in various malignant tumors and has been associated with tumor progression. However, the expression and regulatory mechanisms of serum CEACAM1 in gastrointestinal cancer are still unclear. The expression ratio of the CEACAM1-L and CEACAM1-S isoforms has seldom been investigated in gastrointestinal cancer. In this study, we intended to explore the expression and diagnostic value of CEACAM1 in gastrointestinal cancer. Serum CEACAM1 levels were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
June 24, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655131/thrombospondin-i-concentrations-behavior-in-plasma-of-patients-with-ovarian-cancer
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Aneta Cymbaluk-Płoska, Anita Chudecka-Głaz, Ewa Pius-Sadowska, Bogusław Machaliński, Janusz Menkiszak
PURPOSE: To determine whether thrombospondin-1 might be used as a prognostic factor in ovarian cancer patients. METHOD: Ninety-six female subjects hospitalized in years 2011-2014 was included in the study. Transvaginal ultrasound examination was performed in all patients. In 39 cases of suspected ovarian cancer, CT scans were also performed. Each patient had been subjected to collection of a 5-mL blood sample before the laparoscopic procedure. Thrombospondin-1 concentrations were quantified in serum by multiplex fluorescent bead-based immunoassays (Luminex) at the Laboratory of the Department of General Pathology...
June 2, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655099/-mononuclear-cells-of-umbilical-cord-blood-differentiation-to-granulocyte-cell-in-vitro
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L Chen, X Y Xie, J Q Nie, D L Chen, A P Huang, F Fang, M Y Qu, X Nan, L J He, Z Fan, W Yue, X T Pei
Objective: To explore an optimal method for granulocyte cell production from umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells. Methods: Erythrocytes were precipitated by hydroxyethyl starch. Mononuclear cells were isolated through Ficoll density gradient centrifugation. Different media, additives and cultivation model were chosen for granulocyte induction. Cell morphology was observed by microscopy, and cell phenotype was detected by flow cytometry. The CD18 expression of granulocytes was tested by immunofluorescence assay, and phagocytosis test was executed as well...
June 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655094/-a-retrospective-analysis-of-clinical-characteristics-and-prognostic-factors-for-124-cases-of-primary-gastric-lymphomas
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Y He, L Wang, H Y Zhu, J H Liang, W Wu, J Z Wu, Y Xia, L Cao, L Fan, J Y Li, W Xu
Objective: To analyze the clinical characteristics, treatment and prognosis of primary gastric lymphomas (PGL). Methods: A retrospective study was conducted in 124 cases of PGL from July 2009 to January 2016 in our hospital, and the clinical records, pathological and immunohistochemical features were analyzed. The relationship between different factors at diagnosis and prognosis were studied. Results: 124 cases of PGL included 93 diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients, 25 mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma cases, 1 mantle cell lymphoma, 4 peripheral T-cell lymphoma-not otherwise specified, and 1 extra-nodal NK/T-cell lymphoma-nasal type...
June 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655071/melatonin-rescues-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-senescence-induced-by-the-uremic-toxin-p-cresol-via-inhibiting-mtor-dependent-autophagy
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Seung Pil Yun, Yong-Seok Han, Jun Hee Lee, Sang Min Kim, Sang Hun Lee
p-Cresol, found at high concentrations in the serum of chronic kidney failure patients, is known to cause cell senescence and other complications in different parts of the body. p-Cresol is thought to mediate cytotoxic effects through the induction of autophagy response. However, toxic effects of p-cresol on mesenchymal stem cells have not been elucidated. Thus, we aimed to investigate whether p-cresol induces senescence of mesenchymal stem cells, and whether melatonin can ameliorate abnormal autophagy response caused by p-cresol...
June 27, 2017: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655070/inhibitory-effect-of-carnosol-on-phthalic-anhydride-induced-atopic-dermatitis-via-inhibition-of-stat3
#8
Do Yeon Lee, Chul Ju Hwang, Ji Yeon Choi, Mi Hee Park, Min Ji Song, Ki Wan Oh, Dong Ju Son, Seung Hwa Lee, Sang Bae Han, Jin Tae Hong
Carnosol is a phenolic antioxidant present in rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis). It is known for anti-inflammatory effects, analgesic activity and anti-cancer effects. However, no study has been dedicated yet to its effect on atopic dermatitis (AD). Here, we show that carnosol effectively inhibited LPS-induced nitric oxide (NO) generation and expression of inflammatory marker proteins (iNOS and COX-2) in RAW 264.7 cells. In addition, carnosol effectively inhibits the phosphorylation of STAT3 and DNA binding activity in RAW 264...
June 27, 2017: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654924/influence-of-intrinsic-and-lifestyle-factors-on-the-development-of-ige-sensitization
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Teresa Stemeseder, Eva Klinglmayr, Stephanie Moser, Roland Lang, Martin Himly, Gertie J Oostingh, Joerg Zumbach, Arne C Bathke, Thomas Hawranek, Gabriele Gadermaier
BACKGROUND: IgE sensitization is a prerequisite for the development of allergic symptoms. The investigation of factors influencing the development of IgE is therefore crucial for understanding the onset of allergic diseases. METHODS: This epidemiological study investigated personal, intrinsic, and lifestyle factors in a nonselected cohort of 501 Austrian adolescents (aged 12-21 years). IgE levels to 112 allergen molecules were analyzed in the serum of participants using the ImmunoCAP ISAC®...
June 28, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654918/serum-human-beta-defensin-2-is-a-possible-biomarker-for-monitoring-response-to-jak-inhibitor-in-psoriasis-patients
#10
Tingting Jin, Ziwen Sun, Xixue Chen, Yun Wang, Ruoyu Li, Suzhen Ji, Yi Zhao
AIMS: To analyse the correlation between serum human beta-defensin-2 (hBD-2) levels and response to JAK inhibitor in psoriasis. METHODS: We evaluated the psoriasis area and severity index (PASI) and serum hBD-2 levels of 18 psoriasis patients randomized to receive placebo or tofacitinib 5 or 10 mg b.i.d. at baseline, week 8, and week 16. Serum hBD-2 levels were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). RESULTS: The PASI achieved a dramatic reduction after tofacitinib 5 or 10 mg b...
June 28, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654885/fabrication-of-pla-caco3-hybrid-micro-particles-as-carriers-for-water-soluble-bioactive-molecules
#11
Valeriya L Kudryavtseva, Li Zhao, Sergei I Tverdokhlebov, Gleb B Sukhorukov
We propose the use of polylactic acid/calcium carbonate (PLA/CaCO3) hybrid micro-particles for achieving improved encapsulation of water-soluble substances. Biodegradable porous CaCO3 microparticles can be loaded with wide range of bioactive substance. Thus, the formation of hydrophobic polymeric shell on surface of these loaded microparticles results on encapsulation and, hence, sealing internal cargo and preventing their release in aqueous media. In this study, to encapsulate proteins, we explore the solid-in-oil-in-water emulsion method for fabricating core/shell PLA/CaCO3 systems...
June 17, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654853/association-of-matrix-%C3%AE-carboxyglutamic-acid-protein-levels-with-insulin-resistance-and-lp-a-in-diabetes-a-cross-sectional-study
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Stavros Antonopoulos, Maria Mylonopoulou, Angeliki M Angelidi, Antonis A Kousoulis, Nicholas Tentolouris
AIMS: The risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality is increased in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), with a background role of vascular calcification in the development of CVD also reported. Studies have demonstrated that high lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) levels accelerate the development of atherosclerolsis and are potentially involved in the vascular calcification. Matrix Gla Protein (MGP) seems to play an important role in vascular calcification. The aim of the study was to examine the potential association of MGP concentrations with Lp(a) and insulin resistance...
June 19, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654832/dyslipdemia-induced-by-chronic-low-dose-co-exposure-to-lead-cadmium-and-manganese-in-rats-the-role-of-oxidative-stress
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Olusola Olalekan Oladipo, Joseph Olusegun Ayo, Suleiman Folorunsho Ambali, Bisalla Mohammed, Tanang Aluwong
Lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd) and manganese (Mn) have many potential adverse health effects in vitro and in animal models of clinical toxicity. The current study investigated the dyslipidaemic and oxidative stress effects of chronic low-dose oral exposure to Pb, Cd and Mn and the combination (Pb+Cd+Mn) in rats for 15 weeks. Chronic exposure to the metals did not significantly (P>0.05) alter serum lipid profiles. However, the atherogenic index decreased by 32.2% in the Pb+Cd+Mn group, relative to the control. The triglyceride/high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio decreased by 39...
June 22, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654778/a-new-platform-for-serological-analysis-based-on-porous-3-dimensional-polyethylene-sinter-bodies
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Mohammed Alasel, Michael Keusgen
A new sensitive and selective platform, three-dimensional immunosensor, has been developed for a rapid serological diagnosis; detection of a Borrelia infection was considered as a model assay. The immunosensor is based on a 3-dimensional (3D) porous solid surface (sinter body) with dimensions of 2×2.5mm where a recombinant variable lipoprotein surface-exposed protein (VlsE; Borrelia-antigen) is immobilized by different techniques. The sinter body served as a robust and inexpensive carrier, which facilitated a successful hydrophobic adsorption as well as covalent immobilization of the antigen with sufficient amounts of on the surface...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654775/hepatitis-b-virus-reactivation-among-hepatitis-c-patients-treated-with-direct-acting-antiviral-therapies-in-routine-clinical-practice
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Elisabetta Loggi, Stefano Gitto, Silvia Galli, Mario Minichiello, Fabio Conti, Elena Grandini, Alessandra Scuteri, Giovanni Vitale, Roberto Di Donato, Carmela Cursaro, Giuliano Furlini, Pietro Andreone
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B (HBV) reactivation in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients treated with IFN-free direct acting antiviral (DAA) therapies has recently emerged as a potential risk. Given the potential burden of this issue, further data are needed to establish its actual clinical impact. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to analyze the occurrence of HBV reactivation in a cohort of CHC patient treated with DAAs in routine clinical practice. STUDY DESIGN: Consecutive CHC patients with different genotypes, treated with DAA between January 2015 and January 2016 were included in the study...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654680/serum-fatty-acid-binding-protein-4-fabp4-concentration-is-associated-with-insulin-resistance-in-peripheral-tissues-a-clinical-study
#16
Risa Nakamura, Tsuyoshi Okura, Yohei Fujioka, Keisuke Sumi, Kazuhiko Matsuzawa, Shoichiro Izawa, Etsuko Ueta, Masahiko Kato, Shin-Ichi Taniguchi, Kazuhiro Yamamoto
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is caused by insulin resistance and β cell dysfunction. In recent studies reported that several markers associated with insulin sensitivity in skeletal muscle, Adiponectin and other parameters, such as fatty acid-binding protein (FABP4), have been reported to regulate insulin resistance, but it remains unclear which factor mostly affects insulin resistance in T2DM. In this cross-sectional study, we evaluated the relationships between several kinds of biomarkers and insulin resistance, and insulin secretion in T2DM and healthy controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654507/effect-of-sleeve-gastrectomy-on-thyroid-function-in-chinese-euthyroid-obese-patients
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Jingge Yang, Zhiguang Gao, Wah Yang, Xiangmao Zhou, Shing Lee, Cunchuan Wang
BACKGROUND: Changes in thyroid function following bariatric surgery in euthyroid obese patients have yielded inconsistent results. Nevertheless, no data exist on changes in thyroid function after bariatric surgery in Chinese obese subjects. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to evaluate the influence of weight reduction on thyroid function following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) in patients with normal thyroid function. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Serum free thyroxine (FT4), free triiodothyronine (FT3), and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels were retrospectively analyzed before and 12 months after LSG in euthyroid patients with morbid obesity...
June 26, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654336/focal-therapy-for-prostate-cancer-with-in-bore-mr-guided-focused-ultrasound-two-year-follow-up-of-a-phase-i-trial-complications-and-functional-outcomes
#18
Kae Jack Tay, Christopher W S Cheng, Weber K O Lau, James Khoo, Choon Hua Thng, Jin Wei Kwek
Purpose To report the safety profile and 2-year functional outcomes of in-bore magnetic resonance (MR)-guided focused ultrasound on single cancer foci in men with prostate cancer. Materials and Methods Ethics approval was obtained from the centralized institutional review board for this prospective single-arm study, and patients provided informed consent. Patients with untreated low-volume low-grade prostate cancer (clinical stage T2a or lower; Gleason score, 3+3; index tumor ≤10 mm(3)) underwent MR-guided focused ultrasound between July 2011 and February 2013...
June 26, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654245/effects-of-in-utero-pfos-exposure-on-transcriptome-lipidome-and-function-of-mouse-testis
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Keng Po Lai, Jetty Chung-Yung Lee, Hin Ting Wan, Jing Woei Li, Aman Yi-Man Wong, Ting-Fung Chan, Camille Oger, Jean-Marie Galano, Thierry Durand, Kin Sum Leung, Cherry C Leung, Rong Li, Chris Kong-Chu Wong
Transcriptomic and LC-MS/MS-based targeted lipidomic analyses were conducted to identify the effects of in utero PFOS exposure on neonatal testes and its relation to testicular dysfunction in adult offspring. Pregnant mice were orally administered 0.3 and 3 µg PFOS/g body weight until term. Neonatal testes (P1) were collected for the detection of PFOS, and were subjected to omics study. Integrated pathway analyses using DAVID, KEGG and IPA underlined the effects of PFOS exposure on lipid metabolism, oxidative stress and cell junction signaling in testes...
June 27, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654105/facile-detection-of-glucose-in-human-serum-employing-silver-ion-guided-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy-signal-amplification
#20
Cuicui Fu, Sila Jin, Joohee Oh, Shuping Xu, Young Mee Jung
A facile surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) sensor based on a silver-ion-mediated amplification effect was designed for the determination of glucose concentration. In this approach, 4-aminothiophenol (4-ATP) molecules assembled on the surface of a gold wafer (Au wafer@4-ATP) act not only as Raman tags but also as linkage agents. Silver nanoparticles marked with cysteamine (AgNP@cys) were used as the SERS enhancement components because they could be bound to the Au wafer@4-ATP in the presence of silver ions through the formation of N → Ag(+) ← N coordination compounds...
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