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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443262/a-rare-association-of-central-hypothyroidism-and-adrenal-insufficiency-in-a-boy-with-williams-beuren-syndrome
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Devi Dayal, Dinesh Giri, Senthil Senniappan
Primary hypothyroidism related to morphological and volumetric abnormalities of the thyroid gland is one of the commonest of several endocrine dysfunctions in Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS). We report a 10-month-old boy with WBS who presented with central hypothyroidism. During the neonatal period, he had prolonged jaundice, feeding difficulties and episodes of colic that continued during early infancy. Additionally, there was slowing of growth and mild developmental delay. He underwent surgical repair for supravalvular aortic stenosis at 6 months of age...
March 2017: Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442807/epidemiology-and-clinico-investigative-study-of-organisms-causing-vaginal-discharge
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Swetha Venugopal, Kannan Gopalan, Asha Devi, A Kavitha
BACKGROUND: Abnormal vaginal discharge is a common clinical problem in reproductive age group. It is the second most common problem after abnormal uterine bleeding. It is a neglected health problem, most commonly caused due to vulvovaginal candidiasis, trichomoniasis, and bacterial vaginosis (BV). OBJECTIVES: The present study was conducted to determine the prevalence of common organisms causing vaginal discharge and also to know the variety of clinical presentation...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442158/diversity-and-evolutionary-aspects-of-mucin-binding-mucbp-domain-repeats-among-lactobacillus-plantarum-group-strains-through-comparative-genetic-analysis
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Sundru Manjulata Devi, Prakash M Halami
Mucin binding protein (Mub) of Lactobacillus plantarum- group (LPG) is considered as a potential marker gene due to its diversity and adherence property to host intestinal layer. We recently observed strain specific diversity in mub gene of LPG strains (n=8) and grouped them into Type I, II and III based on the insertion and/or deletion of MucBP domain repeats (Devi et al., 2016). The mub gene expression pattern noted by real-time PCR revealed 67.64 increased fold change in MTCC 9483 with four MucBP repeats...
April 12, 2017: Systematic and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441964/fecal-metagenomic-profiles-in-subgroups-of-patients-with-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
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Dorottya Nagy-Szakal, Brent L Williams, Nischay Mishra, Xiaoyu Che, Bohyun Lee, Lucinda Bateman, Nancy G Klimas, Anthony L Komaroff, Susan Levine, Jose G Montoya, Daniel L Peterson, Devi Ramanan, Komal Jain, Meredith L Eddy, Mady Hornig, W Ian Lipkin
BACKGROUND: Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is characterized by unexplained persistent fatigue, commonly accompanied by cognitive dysfunction, sleeping disturbances, orthostatic intolerance, fever, lymphadenopathy, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The extent to which the gastrointestinal microbiome and peripheral inflammation are associated with ME/CFS remains unclear. We pursued rigorous clinical characterization, fecal bacterial metagenomics, and plasma immune molecule analyses in 50 ME/CFS patients and 50 healthy controls frequency-matched for age, sex, race/ethnicity, geographic site, and season of sampling...
April 26, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434958/microsurgical-resection-following-failed-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-of-papillary-tumor-of-the-pineal-gland
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Anil Nanda, Piyush Kalakoti, Devi Prasad Patra, Tanmoy Maiti, Hai Sun
Primary papillary tumors of the pineal region (PTPR) are rare entities with distinct histopathological characteristics. Most common surgical approaches include the supra-cerebellar infratentorial corridor or the occipital interhemispheric approach. Gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS) is an acceptable treatment modality for parenchymal tumors of the pineal gland, and often used as a primary treatment modality for asymptomatic and indolent lesions, and as an adjunct to surgical resection. In this presentation, we describe the surgical nuances of posterior interhemispheric approach in an elderly male with a previously failed empirical GKRS...
April 18, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431132/revealing-the-biochemical-and-genetic-basis-of-colour-variation-in-a-polymorphic-lizard
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Claire A McLean, Adrian Lutz, Katrina J Rankin, Devi Stuart-Fox, Adnan Moussalli
Determining the mechanistic and genetic basis of animal coloration is essential to understand the costs and constraints on colour production, and the evolution and maintenance of phenotypic variation. However, genes underlying structural colour and widespread pigment classes apart from melanin remain largely uncharacterised, in part due to restricted taxonomic focus. We combined liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and RNA-seq gene expression analyses to characterise the pigments and genes associated with skin colour in the polymorphic lizard, Ctenophorus decresii...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428701/association-of-cholesteryl-ester-transfer-protein-cetp-gene-629c-a-polymorphism-with-angiographically-proven-atherosclerosis
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Anita Devi, Ritu Singh, Rajni Dawar, Sanjay Tyagi
Association of cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) Gene -629C/A Polymorphism with angiographically proven atherosclerosis CETP gene has been linked to CAD risk via its role in HDL and LDL metabolism. There is no agreement of whether CETP is atherogenic or not. Furthermore, various genotypes of CETP gene have been associated with CETP levels and thus with atherosclerosis risk. Our aim was to study the association of CETP -629C/A gene polymorphism with CETP and HDL levels and their association if any with atherosclerosis...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428686/aflatoxins-implications-on-health
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Usha P Sarma, Preetida J Bhetaria, Prameela Devi, Anupam Varma
Environmental occurrence of Aspergillus and other fungal spores are hazardous to humans and animals. They cause a broad spectrum of clinical complications. Contamination of aflatoxins in agri-food and feed due to A. flavus and A. parasiticus result in toxicity in humans and animals. Recent advances in aspergillus genomics and aflatoxin management practices are encouraging to tackle the challenges posed by important aspergillus species.
June 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427638/a-new-approach-of-probe-sonication-assisted-ionic-liquid-conversion-of-glucose-cellulose-and-biomass-into-5-hydroxymethylfurfural
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Ariyanti Sarwono, Zakaria Man, Nawshad Muhammad, Amir Sada Khan, Wan Suzaini Wan Hamzah, Asyraf Hanim Abdul Rahim, Zahoor Ullah, Cecilia Devi Wilfred
5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) has been identified as a promising biomass-derived platform chemical. In this study, one pot production of HMF was studied in ionic liquid (IL) under probe sonication technique. Compared with the conventional heating technique, the use of probe ultrasonic irradiation reduced the reaction time from hours to minutes. Glucose, cellulose and local bamboo, treated with ultrasonic, produced HMF in the yields of 43%, 31% and 13% respectively, within less than 10min. The influence of various parameters such as acoustic power, reaction time, catalysts and glucose loading were studied...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427053/growing-skull-fracture-and-the-orbitocranial-variant-nuances-of-surgical-management
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Vikram Singh, Gopalakrishnan M Sasidharan, Dhananjaya Ishwar Bhat, Bhagavatula Indira Devi
AIMS: Growing skull fracture (GSF) is a rare complication resulting from diastatic enlargement of a pediatric skull fracture. Orbitocranial GSF is a distinct variant with more complex management issues due to the displacement of the globe. This study aims to discuss surgical considerations in the management of GSF, with particular reference to orbitocranial variants. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 7 children operated for GSFs at our institute from 2008 to 2015...
April 21, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426875/bisphenol-a-activates-egfr-and-erk-promoting-proliferation-tumor-spheroid-formation-and-resistance-to-egfr-pathway-inhibition-in-estrogen-receptor-negative-inflammatory-breast-cancer-cells
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Scott J Sauer, Michael Tarpley, Imran Shah, Akshay V Save, H Kim Lyerly, Steven R Patierno, Kevin P Williams, Gayathri R Devi
Emerging evidence from epidemiological studies suggests a link between environmental chemical exposure and progression of aggressive breast cancer subtypes. Of all clinically distinct types of breast cancers, the most lethal phenotypic variant is inflammatory breast cancer (IBC). Overexpression of epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFR/HER2) along with estrogen receptor (ER) negativity is common in IBC tumor cells, which instead of a solid mass present as rapidly proliferating diffuse tumor cell clusters. Our previous studies have demonstrated a role of an adaptive response of increased antioxidants in acquired resistance to EGFR-targeting drugs in IBC...
March 1, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426856/adjunctive-oral-voriconazole-treatment-of-fusarium-keratitis-a-secondary-analysis-from-the-mycotic-ulcer-treatment-trial-ii
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N Venkatesh Prajna, Tiruvengada Krishnan, Revathi Rajaraman, Sushila Patel, Ranjeet Shah, Muthiah Srinivasan, Lumbini Devi, Manoranjan Das, Kathryn J Ray, Kieran S O'Brien, Catherine E Oldenburg, Stephen D McLeod, Michael E Zegans, Nisha R Acharya, Thomas M Lietman, Jennifer Rose-Nussbaumer
Importance: Fusarium keratitis is common and often results in poor outcomes. No new treatments since natamycin have become available. Objective: To explore the role of adjuvant oral voriconazole on clinical outcomes in Fusarium keratitis. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this prespecified subgroup analysis of a multicenter, double-masked, placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial, 240 patients from the Aravind Eye Care System in India, the Lumbini Eye Hospital and Bharatpur Eye Hospital in Nepal, and the University of California, San Francisco, who had culture-positive fungal ulcer and baseline visual acuity of 20/400 or worse were randomized to receive oral voriconazole vs placebo...
April 20, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426830/correction-p16ink4a-expression-and-immunologic-aging-in-chronic-hiv-infection
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Susan Pereira Ribeiro, Jeffrey M Milush, Edecio Cunha-Neto, Esper G Kallas, Jorge Kalil, Luiz Felipe D Passero, Peter W Hunt, Steven G Deeks, Douglas F Nixon, Devi SenGupta
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166759.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425753/applications-of-selected-cells-in-immunohematology-in-a-developing-country-case-studies
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Ravi C Dara, Aseem K Tiwari, Dinesh Arora, Subhasis Mitra, Geet Aggarwal, Devi P Acharya, Gunjan Bhardwaj
When an antibody is detected, its specificity should be determined and its likely clinical significance should be assessed. When one antibody has been identified, it becomes necessary to confirm the presence of additional significant antibodies to ensure that compatible blood is provided to the patient. To perform this confirmation, specific reagent red blood cells (RBCs) are selected; these are called selected cells. Though the most common use of selected cells is for antibody confirmation, they can also be used for several other immunohematologic applications...
January 2017: Immunohematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425495/the-biglen-gpr171-peptide-receptor-system-within-the-basolateral-amygdala-regulates-anxiety-like-behavior-and-contextual-fear-conditioning
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Erin N Bobeck, Ivone Gomes, Darlene Pena, Kirstie A Cummings, Roger L Clem, Mihaly Mezei, Lakshmi A Devi
Studies show that neuropeptide-receptor systems in the basolateral amygdala (BLA) play an important role in the pathology of anxiety and other mood disorders. Since GPR171, a recently deorphanized receptor for the abundant neuropeptide BigLEN, is expressed in the BLA, we investigated its role in fear and anxiety-like behaviors. To carry out these studies we identified small molecule ligands using a homology model of GPR171 to virtually screen a library of compounds. One of the hits, MS0021570_1, was identified as a GPR171 antagonist based on its ability to block (i) BigLEN-mediated activation of GPR171 in heterologous cells, (ii) BigLEN-mediated hyperpolarization of BLA pyramidal neurons, and (iii) feeding induced by DREADD-mediated activation of BigLEN containing AgRP neurons in the arcuate nucleus...
April 20, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422017/research-needed-to-prevent-mers-coronavirus-outbreaks
#16
Sharmila Devi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 15, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419927/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-anti-plasmodial-and-cytotoxic-activities-of-epoxyazadiradione-derivatives
#17
P Ashok Yadav, Ch Pavan Kumar, Bandi Siva, K Suresh Babu, Aparna Devi Allanki, Puran Singh Sijwali, Nishant Jain, A Veerabhadra Rao
Epoxyazadiradione (1), a major compound derived from Neem oil, showed modest anti-plasmodial activity against CQ-resistant and CQ-sensitive strains of the most virulent human malaria parasite P. falciparum. A series of analogues were synthesized by modification of the key structural moieties of this high yield natural product. Out of the library of all compounds tested, compounds 3c and 3g have showed modest anti-plasmodial activity against CQ-sensitive (IC50 2.8 ± 0.29 μM and 1.5 ± 0.01 μM) and CQ-resistant strains (IC50 1...
April 13, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418038/5-methylcytosine-promotes-mrna-export-nsun2-as-the-methyltransferase-and-alyref-as-an-m-5-c-reader
#18
Xin Yang, Ying Yang, Bao-Fa Sun, Yu-Sheng Chen, Jia-Wei Xu, Wei-Yi Lai, Ang Li, Xing Wang, Devi Prasad Bhattarai, Wen Xiao, Hui-Ying Sun, Qin Zhu, Hai-Li Ma, Samir Adhikari, Min Sun, Ya-Juan Hao, Bing Zhang, Chun-Min Huang, Niu Huang, Gui-Bin Jiang, Yong-Liang Zhao, Hai-Lin Wang, Ying-Pu Sun, Yun-Gui Yang
5-methylcytosine (m(5)C) is a post-transcriptional RNA modification identified in both stable and highly abundant tRNAs and rRNAs, and in mRNAs. However, its regulatory role in mRNA metabolism is still largely unknown. Here, we reveal that m(5)C modification is enriched in CG-rich regions and in regions immediately downstream of translation initiation sites and has conserved, tissue-specific and dynamic features across mammalian transcriptomes. Moreover, m(5)C formation in mRNAs is mainly catalyzed by the RNA methyltransferase NSUN2, and m(5)C is specifically recognized by the mRNA export adaptor ALYREF as shown by in vitro and in vivo studies...
April 18, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417059/susceptibility-of-human-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-oscc-h103-and-h376-cell-lines-to-retroviral-oskm-mediated-reprogramming
#19
Nalini Devi Verusingam, Swee Keong Yeap, Huynh Ky, Ian C Paterson, Suan Phaik Khoo, Soon Keng Cheong, Alan H K Ong, Tunku Kamarul
Although numbers of cancer cell lines have been shown to be successfully reprogrammed into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), reprogramming Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC) to pluripotency in relation to its cancer cell type and the expression pattern of pluripotent genes under later passage remain unexplored. In our study, we reprogrammed and characterised H103 and H376 oral squamous carcinoma cells using retroviral OSKM mediated method. Reprogrammed cells were characterized for their embryonic stem cells (ESCs) like morphology, pluripotent gene expression via quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR), immunofluorescence staining, embryoid bodies (EB) formation and directed differentiation capacity...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412706/endocrine-comorbidities-in-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis-a-population-based-case-controlled-study
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Amir Haddad, Ron Ilan Ashkenazi, Haim Bitterman, Ilan Feldhamer, Sari Greenberg-Dotan, Idit Lavi, Erez Batat, Irina Bergman, Arnon Dov Cohen, Devy Zisman
OBJECTIVE: To investigate endocrine comorbidities in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS: A retrospective, cross-sectional study was performed with the database of Clalit Health Services, the largest healthcare provider in Israel, between 2002 and 2014. Patients with PsA were identified and matched by age and sex to healthy controls. The following morbidities were analyzed: hypo/hyperthyroidism, hypo/hyperparathyroidism, hyperprolactinemia, Cushing disease, Addison disease, diabetes insipidus, diabetes mellitus (DM), pituitary adenoma, acromegaly, and osteoporosis...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
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