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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145453/the-antiviral-drug-tenofovir-an-inhibitor-of-pannexin-1-mediated-atp-release-prevents-liver-and-skin-fibrosis-by-downregulating-adenosine-levels-in-the-liver-and-skin
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Jessica L Feig, Aranzazu Mediero, Carmen Corciulo, Hailing Liu, Jin Zhang, Miguel Perez-Aso, Laura Picard, Tuere Wilder, Bruce Cronstein
BACKGROUND: Fibrosing diseases are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and, therefore, there is a need for safe and effective antifibrotic therapies. Adenosine, generated extracellularly by the dephosphorylation of adenine nucleotides, ligates specific receptors which play a critical role in development of hepatic and dermal fibrosis. Results of recent clinical trials indicate that tenofovir, a widely used antiviral agent, reverses hepatic fibrosis/cirrhosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143981/high-plasma-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-high-risk-of-non-melanoma-skin-cancer-a-mendelian-randomisation-study-of-97849-individuals
#2
U C Winsløw, B G Nordestgaard, S Afzal
BACKGROUND: High plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25 (OH)D) concentration has been associated observationally with high risk of non-melanoma skin cancer, while many studies suggest that vitamin D could have a protective effect on cancer. The true association between vitamin D and risk of skin cancer remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: In this Mendelian randomisation study we tested the hypothesis that genetically high plasma 25(OH)D protects against non-melanoma skin cancer...
November 16, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140982/development-standardization-and-testing-of-a-bacterial-wound-infection-model-based-on-ex-vivo-human-skin
#3
Christoph Schaudinn, Christin Dittmann, Jana Jurisch, Michael Laue, Nazende Günday-Türeli, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Annika Vogt, Fiorenza Rancan
Current research on wound infections is primarily conducted on animal models, which limits direct transferability of these studies to humans. Some of these limitations can be overcome by using-otherwise discarded-skin from cosmetic surgeries. Superficial wounds are induced in fresh ex vivo skin, followed by intradermal injection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa under the wound. Subsequently, the infected skin is incubated for 20 hours at 37°C and the CFU/wound are determined. Within 20 hours, the bacteria count increased from 107 to 109 bacteria per wound, while microscopy revealed a dense bacterial community in the collagen network of the upper wound layers as well as numerous bacteria scattered in the dermis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132394/comparative-epidemiology-of-porcine-circovirus-type-3-in-pigs-with-different-clinical-presentations
#4
Shao-Lun Zhai, Xia Zhou, He Zhang, Ben M Hause, Tao Lin, Runxia Liu, Qin-Ling Chen, Wen-Kang Wei, Dian-Hong Lv, Xiao-Hui Wen, Feng Li, Dan Wang
BACKGROUND: Porcine circovirus type 3 (PCV3), as an emerging circovirus species, was reported to be widely circulating in the United States, China, South Korea and Poland. Previous studies revealed that PCV3 was mainly concentrated in sick animals with respiratory disease, skin disease, reproductive disorders and so on. However, the circulating status of PCV3 in pigs with other clinical presentations (especilly asymptomatic or diarrhea) was not well established. FINDINGS: In this study, to conduct a comparative epidemiological survey of PCV3, 80 weaned pig serum samples with severe respiratory disease (SRD), 175 weaned pig serum samples with mild respiratory disease (MRD), 216 asymptomatic weaned pig serum samples, 35 diarrheal weaned pig samples and 35 non-diarrheal weaned pig samples were collected from eight provinces of China...
November 13, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131317/molecular-photoprotection-of-human-keratinocytes-in-vitro-by-the-naturally-occurring-mycosporine-like-amino-acid-maa-palythine
#5
K P Lawrence, R Gacesa, P F Long, A R Young
BACKGROUND: Solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) induces molecular and genetic changes in the skin, which result in skin cancer, photoageing and photosensitivity disorders. The use of sunscreens is advocated to prevent such photodamage, however most formulations contain synthetic UVR filters that are non-biodegradable and can damage fragile marine ecosystems. Mycosporine-like amino acids (MAA) are natural UVR-absorbing compounds that have evolved in marine species for protection against chronic UVR exposure in shallow-water habitats...
November 13, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131088/development-and-evaluation-of-lipid-nanoparticles-containing-natural-botanical-oil-for-sun-protection-characterization-and-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-human-skin-permeation-and-toxicity
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Newton Andréo-Filho, Antonio Vinicius Kosiski Bim, Telma Mary Kaneko, Nidia Ayumi Kitice, Isha N Haridass, Eman Abd, Patricia Santos Lopes, Sachin S Thakur, Harendra S Parekh, Michael S Roberts, Jeffrey E Grice, Heather A E Benson, Vânia Rodrigues Leite-Silva
The use of sunscreen products is widely promoted by schools, government agencies, and health-related organizations to minimize sunburn and skin damage. In this study, we developed stable solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) containing the chemical UV filter octyl methoxycinnamate (OMC). In parallel, we produced similar stable SLNs in which 20% of the OMC content was replaced by the botanical urucum oil. When these SLNs were applied to the skin of human volunteers, no changes in fluorescence lifetimes or redox ratios of the endogenous skin fluorophores were seen, suggesting that the formulations did not induce toxic responses in the skin...
November 4, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131019/utility-of-autonomic-function-tests-to-differentiate-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-and-parkinson-disease-with-dementia-from-alzheimer-disease
#7
Shuta Toru, Tadashi Kanouchi, Takanori Yokota, Yosuke Yagi, Akira Machida, Takayoshi Kobayashi
OBJECTIVE: We studied autonomic disturbance in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), Parkinson disease with dementia (PDD), Alzheimer disease (AD), to determine whether autonomic function tests can be used to distinguish these disorders. METHODS: Autonomic function was tested in 56 patients with DLB, 37 patients with PDD, and 59 patients with AD by using the sympathetic skin response, coefficient of variation in R-R interval, the head-up tilt test, serum norepinephrine concentration, and 123I-meta-iodobenzylguanidine cardiac scintigraphy...
November 13, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122406/sensitive-skin-is-highly-frequent-in-extrinsic-atopic-dermatitis-and-correlates-with-disease-severity-markers-but-not-necessarily-with-skin-barrier-impairment
#8
Tsuyoshi Yatagai, Takatoshi Shimauchi, Hayato Yamaguchi, Jun-Ichi Sakabe, Masahiro Aoshima, Shigeki Ikeya, Kazuki Tatsuno, Toshiharu Fujiyama, Taisuke Ito, Toshiyuki Ojima, Yoshiki Tokura
BACKGROUND: Sensitive skin is a condition of cutaneous hypersensitivity to environmental factors. Lactic acid stinging test (LAST) is commonly used to assess sensitive skin and composed of four distinct sensations (pain, burning sensation, itch, and crawly feeling). A link between sensitive skin and barrier dysfunction has been proposed in atopic dermatitis (AD) patients. However, clinical and laboratory factors that are associated with sensitive skin remain unelucidated. OBJECTIVE: To investigate relationship between sensitive skin and AD-associated markers...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120391/cytotoxicity-of-labruscol-a-new-resveratrol-dimer-produced-by-grapevine-cell-suspensions-on-human-skin-melanoma-cancer-cell-line-ht-144
#9
Laetitia Nivelle, Jane Hubert, Eric Courot, Nicolas Borie, Jean-Hugues Renault, Jean-Marc Nuzillard, Dominique Harakat, Christophe Clément, Laurent Martiny, Dominique Delmas, Philippe Jeandet, Michel Tarpin
A new resveratrol dimer (1) called labruscol, has been purified by centrifugal partition chromatography of a crude ethyl acetate stilbene extract obtained from elicited grapevine cell suspensions of Vitis labrusca L. cultured in a 14-liter stirred bioreactor. One dimensional (1D) and two dimensional (2D) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) analyses including ¹H, (13)C, heteronuclear single-quantum correlation (HSQC), heteronuclear multiple bond correlation (HMBC), and correlation spectroscopy (COSY) as well as high-resolution electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry (HR-ESI-MS) were used to characterize this compound and to unambiguously identify it as a new stilbene dimer, though its relative stereochemistry remained unsolved...
November 9, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119317/prodigiosin-violacein-and-volatile-organic-compounds-produced-by-widespread-cutaneous-bacteria-of-amphibians-can-inhibit-two-batrachochytrium-fungal-pathogens
#10
Douglas C Woodhams, Brandon C LaBumbard, Kelly L Barnhart, Matthew H Becker, Molly C Bletz, Laura A Escobar, Sandra V Flechas, Megan E Forman, Anthony A Iannetta, Maureen D Joyce, Falitiana Rabemananjara, Brian Gratwicke, Miguel Vences, Kevin P C Minbiole
Symbiotic bacteria can produce secondary metabolites and volatile compounds that contribute to amphibian skin defense. Some of these symbionts have been used as probiotics to treat or prevent the emerging disease chytridiomycosis. We examined 20 amphibian cutaneous bacteria for the production of prodigiosin or violacein, brightly colored defense compounds that pigment the bacteria and have characteristic spectroscopic properties making them readily detectable, and evaluated the antifungal activity of these compounds...
November 9, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116753/self-assembled-colloidal-gel-using-cell-membrane-coated-nanosponges-as-building-blocks
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Yue Zhang, Weiwei Gao, Yijie Chen, Tamara Escajadillo, Jessica Ungerleider, Ronnie H Fang, Karen Christman, Victor Nizet, Liangfang Zhang
Colloidal gels consisting of oppositely charged nanoparticles are increasingly utilized for drug delivery and tissue engineering. Meanwhile, cell membrane-coated nanoparticles are becoming a compelling biomimetic system for innovative therapeutics. Here, we demonstrate the successful use of cell membrane-coated nanoparticles as building blocks to formulate a colloidal gel that gelates entirely based on material self-assembly without chemical cross-linking. Specifically, we prepare red blood cell membrane-coated nanosponges and mix them with an appropriate amount of cationic nanoparticles, resulting in a spontaneously formed gel-like complex...
November 10, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115083/clinical-evaluation-of-techniques-for-measuring-nasal-specific-immunoglobulin-e-in-pediatric-patients
#12
Ji Young Ahn, Suk Jin Hong, Bong Seok Choi
Currently used methods for collecting nasal-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) require administration of a large amount of saline into the nostrils, which is difficult in children. We designed two methods that are easy to use in children. We measured nasal-specific IgE and evaluated clinical characteristics of nasal-specific IgE in pediatric rhinitis. This study included 82 patients who visited Kyungpook National University Children's Hospital from December 2014 to July 2016 with rhinitis symptoms. Thirty patients used the spray method, and 52 patients used the swab method...
December 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114901/allergic-contact-dermatitis-caused-by-calcipotriol
#13
Liesbeth Gilissen, Sara Huygens, An Goossens
BACKGROUND: Calcipotriol, a synthetic vitamin D analogue, is widely used for the topical treatment of psoriasis. It often causes irritant reactions, whereas allergic contact dermatitis has less commonly been reported. OBJECTIVES: To report on 6 patients (among them an 11-year-old child) who presented with eczematous lesions complicating pre-existing dermatitis, observed in our tertiary referral patch test clinic between 2004 and 2016. METHODS: Patch tests were performed with the commercial preparation used by the patients and/or its ingredients, including calcipotriol (2 or 10 µg/ml in isopropyl alcohol), according to ESCD patch test guidelines...
November 8, 2017: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112891/a-novel-research-model-for-evaluating-sunscreen-protection-in-the-uv-a1
#14
Sônia Aparecida Figueiredo, Dayane Cristina de Moraes, Fernanda Maria Pinto Vilela, Amanda Natalina de Faria, Marcelo Henrique Dos Santos, Maria José Vieira Fonseca
The use of a broad spectrum sunscreen is considered one of the main and most popular measures for preventing the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) on the skin. In this study we have developed a novel in vitro method to assess sunscreens efficacy to protect calcineurin enzyme activity, a skin cell marker. The photoprotective efficacy of sunscreen products was assessed by measuring the UV-A1 radiation-induced depletion of calcineurin (Cn) enzyme activity in primary neonatal human dermal fibroblast (HDFn) cell lysates...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111148/effects-of-opioid-and-nonopioid-analgesics-on-canine-wheal-formation-and-cultured-human-mast-cell-degranulation
#15
Eric Schmidt-Rondon, Zhenping Wang, Shelle A Malkmus, Anna Di Nardo, Keith Hildebrand, Linda Page, Tony L Yaksh
Mast cell (MC) degranulation has been implicated in the side effect profile of a variety of clinically useful agents. Thus, after intrathecal delivery, formation of space-occupying, meningeally-derived masses may be related to local MC degranulation. We systematically characterized degranulating effects of opioid and nonopioid analgesics on cutaneous flares in the dog and in primary human MC (hMC) cultures. METHODS: Dogs were anesthetized with IV propofol and received intradermal (ID) injections (50μL)...
October 27, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100867/the-combined-utility-of-ex%C3%A2-vivo-ifn-%C3%AE-release-enzyme-linked-immunospot-assay-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-skin%C3%A2-testing-in-patients-with-antibiotic-associated-severe-cutaneous-adverse-reactions
#16
Jason A Trubiano, Kaija Strautins, Alec J Redwood, Rebecca Pavlos, Katherine C Konvinse, Ar Kar Aung, Monica A Slavin, Karin A Thursky, M Lindsay Grayson, Elizabeth J Phillips
BACKGROUND: For severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCARs) associated with multiple antibiotics dosed concurrently, clinical causality is challenging and diagnostic approaches are limited, leading to constricted future antibiotic choices. OBJECTIVE: To examine the combined utility of in vivo and ex vivo diagnostic approaches at assigning drug causality in a cohort of patients with antibiotic-associated (AA)-SCARs. METHODS: Patients with AA-SCARs were prospectively recruited between April 2015 and February 2017...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099075/abies-concolor-seeds-and-cones-as-new-source-of-essential-oils-composition-and-biological-activity
#17
Anna Wajs-Bonikowska, Łukasz Szoka, Ewa Karna, Anna Wiktorowska-Owczarek, Monika Sienkiewicz
The chemical composition, including the enantiomeric excess of the main terpenes, of essential oils from seeds and cones of Abies concolor was studied by chromatographic (GC) and spectroscopic methods (mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance), leading to the determination of 98 compounds. Essential oils were mainly composed of monoterpene hydrocarbons. The dominant volatiles of seed essential oil were: limonene (47 g/100 g, almost pure levorotary form) and α-pinene (40 g/100 g), while α-pinene (58 g/100 g), sabinene (11 g/100 g), and β-pinene (4...
November 2, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098912/in-vitro-antimicrobial-effects-of-a-novel-pentaherbs-concoction-for-atopic-dermatitis
#18
K L Hon, M Ip, C K Wong, Ben C L Chan, P C Leung, T F Leung
BACKGROUND: In a series of bench and clinical trials, our group has determined the immunologic effects and clinical efficacy of a concoction of five herbal ingredients (PentaHerbs Formula, PHF) in treating children with atopic eczema (AE). This study investigates the antimicrobial effects that may be induced with PHF treatment. METHODS: We investigated the effects of PHF on the minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) of staphylococcus aureus and various bacteria that are commonly present on the skin of patients with AE...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098113/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-and-oxygen-compatibility-of-skin-and-wound-care-products
#19
Stéphanie F Bernatchez, Joseph Tucker, Gwenael Chiffoleau
Objective: Use test methods to assess the oxygen compatibility of various wound care products. Approach: There are currently no standard test methods specifically for evaluating the oxygen compatibility and safety of materials under hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) conditions. However, tests such as the oxygen index (OI), oxygen exposure (OE), and autogenous ignition temperature (AIT) can provide useful information. Results: The OI test measures the minimum oxygen concentration that will support candle-like burning, and it was used to test 44 materials...
November 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094461/specific-dermatological-benefits-associated-with-quantities-of-lotion-transferred-to-the-skin
#20
Miranda A Farage, Juan Esquerra, Richard Cheng, Stacey Carpenter, Kathryn Bunasky, Denise Gutshall, Ann Lawrence, Andre Messerschmidt
BACKGROUND: A growing number of manufacturers are taking advantage of the ability of absorbent consumer products to deliver lotion to the skin. The lotion is included on these products to help protect the skin from adverse skin effects that can occur, including: 1) irritation, 2) over hydration of the stratum corneum, 3) dryness that can occur from extended exposure to highly absorbent consumer products and 4) changes in pH. OBJECTIVE: This manuscript presents results of a quantitative lotion transfer study of adult incontinence products...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
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