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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437857/influence-of-inflammation-and-nitric-oxide-upon-platelet-aggregation-following-deposition-of-diesel-exhaust-particles-in-the-airways
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E Smyth, A Solomon, M A Birrell, M J Smallwood, P G Winyard, T D Tetley, M Emerson
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Exposure to nanoparticulate pollution has been implicated in platelet-driven thrombotic events such as myocardial infarction. Inflammation and impairment of nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability have been proposed as potential causative mechanisms. It is unclear, however, whether airways exposure to combustion-derived nanoparticles such as diesel exhaust particles (DEP) or carbon black (CB) can augment platelet aggregation in vivo and the underlying mechanisms remain undefined...
April 24, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437820/-therapy-of-hemifacial-spasm-with-botulinum-toxin
#2
Wolfgang H Jost, Rainer Laskawi, Anja Palmowski-Wolfe, Peter P Urban
Hemifacial spasm (HFS) is a frequent disorder characterized by involuntary contractions of those muscles innervated by the facialis nerve on one side of the face. The symptoms can appear as tonic or clonic, intermittent or permanent. Diagnosis is based purely on clinical observation. Differential diagnosis should rely on cranial MRI, which can demonstrate a pathological contact between the nerves and vessels and exclude alternative causation. Often, the symptoms are not marked so that therapy may not be necessary...
April 2017: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437557/expression-of-catalase-alcohol-dehydrogenase-and-malate-dehydrogenase-in-rot-grains-upon-fungicide-use-on-maize-hybrids-grown-at-different-spacings
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E R Kluge, M C Mendes, M V Faria, H O Santos, L A Santos, I E Sandini
In this study, we evaluated the fungicide effect on the incidence of rot grains and expression of catalase (CAT), alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH), and malate dehydrogenase (MDH) enzymes in commercial maize hybrids grown with conventional and reduced spacing in Guarapuava, PR, Brazil. The experiment was designed in random blocks with a 3 × 8-factorial scheme, totaling 24 treatments. The first factor constituted three levels, the first with foliar fungicide application [150.0 g/L trifloxystrobin (15.0%, w/v) + 175...
April 20, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437039/uterine-artery-pseudoaneurysm-bleeding-one-decade-after-caesarean-section-a-case-report
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Liza Johannesson, Jennifer Mason, Martin K Oehler
Uterine artery pseudoaneurysm (UAP) can cause severe secondary post-partum hemorrhage. The lag time between the triggering event and the manifestation of UAP reportedly usually occurs within a couple of weeks. In this case report, a 46-year-old woman with no significant comorbidities presented with a one-month history of increasing lower abdominal pain. She had previously undergone two cesarean sections (14 and 10 years earlier). A computed tomography angiogram revealed a left UAP. The patient was successfully treated by selective embolization and had an uneventful recovery...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436958/local-clearance-of-senescent-cells-attenuates-the-development-of-post-traumatic-osteoarthritis-and-creates-a-pro-regenerative-environment
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Ok Hee Jeon, Chaekyu Kim, Remi-Martin Laberge, Marco Demaria, Sona Rathod, Alain P Vasserot, Jae Wook Chung, Do Hun Kim, Yan Poon, Nathaniel David, Darren J Baker, Jan M van Deursen, Judith Campisi, Jennifer H Elisseeff
Senescent cells (SnCs) accumulate in many vertebrate tissues with age and contribute to age-related pathologies, presumably through their secretion of factors contributing to the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP). Removal of SnCs delays several pathologies and increases healthy lifespan. Aging and trauma are risk factors for the development of osteoarthritis (OA), a chronic disease characterized by degeneration of articular cartilage leading to pain and physical disability. Senescent chondrocytes are found in cartilage tissue isolated from patients undergoing joint replacement surgery, yet their role in disease pathogenesis is unknown...
April 24, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436453/functional-thermodynamics-structural-and-biological-studies-of-in-silico-identified-inhibitors-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-enoyl-acp-coa-reductase-enzyme
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Leonardo K B Martinelli, Mariane Rotta, Anne D Villela, Valnês S Rodrigues-Junior, Bruno L Abbadi, Rogério V Trindade, Guilherme O Petersen, Giuliano M Danesi, Laura R Nery, Ivani Pauli, Maria M Campos, Carla D Bonan, Osmar Norberto de Souza, Luiz A Basso, Diogenes S Santos
Novel chemotherapeutics agents are needed to kill Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the main causative agent of tuberculosis (TB). The M. tuberculosis 2-trans-enoyl-ACP(CoA) reductase enzyme (MtInhA) is the druggable bona fide target of isoniazid. New chemotypes were previously identified by two in silico approaches as potential ligands to MtInhA. The inhibition mode was determined by steady-state kinetics for seven compounds that inhibited MtInhA activity. Dissociation constant values at different temperatures were determined by protein fluorescence spectroscopy...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436431/dna-single-strand-break-induced-dna-damage-response-causes-heart-failure
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Tomoaki Higo, Atsuhiko T Naito, Tomokazu Sumida, Masato Shibamoto, Katsuki Okada, Seitaro Nomura, Akito Nakagawa, Toshihiro Yamaguchi, Taku Sakai, Akihito Hashimoto, Yuki Kuramoto, Masamichi Ito, Shungo Hikoso, Hiroshi Akazawa, Jong-Kook Lee, Ichiro Shiojima, Peter J McKinnon, Yasushi Sakata, Issei Komuro
The DNA damage response (DDR) plays a pivotal role in maintaining genome integrity. DNA damage and DDR activation are observed in the failing heart, however, the type of DNA damage and its role in the pathogenesis of heart failure remain elusive. Here we show the critical role of DNA single-strand break (SSB) in the pathogenesis of pressure overload-induced heart failure. Accumulation of unrepaired SSB is observed in cardiomyocytes of the failing heart. Unrepaired SSB activates DDR and increases the expression of inflammatory cytokines through NF-κB signalling...
April 24, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436306/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-has-limited-additional-yield-in-cryptogenic-stroke-evaluation-after-transesophageal-echocardiography
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Ava L Liberman, Rizwan E Kalani, Jessie Aw-Zoretic, Matthew Sondag, Vistasp J Daruwalla, Sumeet S Mitter, Richard Bernstein, Jeremy D Collins, Shyam Prabhakaran
Background The use of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging is increasing, but its role in the diagnostic work-up following ischemic stroke has received limited study. We aimed to explore the added yield of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging to identify cardio-aortic sources not detected by transesophageal echocardiography among patients with cryptogenic stroke. Methods A retrospective single-center cohort study was performed from 01 January 2009 to 01 March 2013. Consecutive patients who had both a stroke protocol cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and a transesophageal echocardiography preformed during a single hospitalization were included...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436179/monogenic-diabetes-prevalence-among-polish-children-summary-of-11%C3%A2-years-long-nationwide-genetic-screening-program
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Beata Małachowska, Maciej Borowiec, Karolina Antosik, Arkadiusz Michalak, Anna Baranowska-Jaźwiecka, Grażyna Deja, Przemysława Jarosz-Chobot, Agnieszka Brandt, Małgorzata Myśliwiec, Małgorzata Stelmach, Joanna Nazim, Jadwiga Peczyńska, Barbara Głowińska-Olszewska, Anita Horodnicka-Józwa, Mieczysław Walczak, Maciej T Małecki, Agnieszka Zmysłowska, Agnieszka Szadkowska, Wojciech Fendler, Wojciech Młynarski
BACKGROUND: Estimated monogenic diabetes (MD) prevalence increases as screening programs proceeds. OBJECTIVE: To estimate prevalence of MD among Polish children. SUBJECTS: Patients and their family members suspected of suffering from MD (defined as causative mutation in one of the Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young or permanent neonatal diabetes mellitus genes) were recruited between January 2005 and December 2015. METHODS: Nationwide prevalence was estimated based on data from 6 administrative provinces (out of 16 in Poland) with high referral rates of patients (>10 per 100 000 children)...
April 24, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436097/the-vaginal-microbiome-and-gynaecological-cancer-exercise-caution-when-considering-causation
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Neal C Ramchander, Emma J Crosbie
Genital infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) is extremely common in young, sexually active women, but most infections are transient and clear without ever causing disease. Persistent infection causes premalignant cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), which, if left untreated, can undergo malignant transformation and become invasive cancer. Cervical cancer is thus considered a late, rare consequence of persistent high-risk HPV infection (Crosbie et al. Lancet 2013; 382:889-99). Factors that influence the acquisition of genital HPV and the rate of its natural clearance are therefore important in the pathogenesis of cervical cancer...
April 24, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435885/phylogenomic-reconstruction-of-the-oomycete-phylogeny-derived-from-37-genomes
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Charley G P McCarthy, David A Fitzpatrick
The oomycetes are a class of microscopic, filamentous eukaryotes within the Stramenopiles-Alveolata-Rhizaria (SAR) supergroup which includes ecologically significant animal and plant pathogens, most infamously the causative agent of potato blight Phytophthora infestans. Single-gene and concatenated phylogenetic studies both of individual oomycete genera and of members of the larger class have resulted in conflicting conclusions concerning species phylogenies within the oomycetes, particularly for the large Phytophthora genus...
March 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435533/discovery-of-antimalarial-azetidine-2-carbonitriles-that-inhibit-p-falciparum-dihydroorotate-dehydrogenase
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Micah Maetani, Nobutaka Kato, Valquiria A P Jabor, Felipe A Calil, Maria Cristina Nonato, Christina A Scherer, Stuart L Schreiber
Dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (DHODH) is an enzyme necessary for pyrimidine biosynthesis in protozoan parasites of the genus Plasmodium, the causative agents of malaria. We recently reported the identification of novel compounds derived from diversity-oriented synthesis with activity in multiple stages of the malaria parasite life cycle. Here, we report the optimization of a potent series of antimalarial inhibitors consisting of azetidine-2-carbonitriles, which we had previously shown to target P. falciparum DHODH in a biochemical assay...
April 13, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435431/dioscin-induces-demethylation-of-dapk-1-and-rassf-1alpha-genes-via-the-antioxidant-capacity-resulting-in-apoptosis-of-bladder-cancer-t24-cells
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Qiang Zhou, Wie Song, Wei Xiao
DNA methylation at CpG rich regions often occurs at tumor suppressor gene promoters, resulting in reduced gene expression and final carcinogenesis. Hypermethylation of tumor suppressor genes, including DAPK-1 and RASSF-1α genes, have been found in patients with bladder carcinoma (BC) in some western countries. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) was reported to play a causative role in gene hypermethylation. In this study, we detected the methylation status and expression of DAPK1 and RASSF-1α genes in tissue samples from Chinese BC patients, using methylation-specific PCR, reverse transcription PCR and western blotting...
2017: EXCLI journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435353/identification-and-characterization-of-pseudocercospora-pyricola-causing-leaf-spots-on-aronia-melanocarpa
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Sung-Hee Park, In-Young Choi, Kyoung-Won Seo, Jin-Ho Kim, Victor Galea, Hyeon-Dong Shin
Leaf spot disease on black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) was observed at several locations in Korea during 2014-2015. Leaf spots were distinct, scattered over the leaf surface and along the leaf border, subcircular to irregular and brown surrounded by a distinct dark color, and were expanded and coalesced into irregularly shaped lesions. Severely infected leaves became dry and fell off eventually. The causative agent was identified as Pseudocercospora pyricola. Morphological observations and phylogenetic analyses of multiple genes, including internal transcribed spacer, translation elongation factor 1-alpha, actin, and the large subunit ribosomal DNA were conducted...
March 2017: Mycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435310/tropical-diseases-of-the-myocardium-a-review
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REVIEW
Zoe C Groom, Aristotle D Protopapas, Vasileios Zochios
Cardiovascular diseases are widely distributed throughout the world. Human parasitic infections are ubiquitous. Tropical parasites are increasingly recognized as causes of cardiovascular diseases. In this review, we address the most frequently reported parasites that directly infect the myocardium, including Trypanosoma cruzi, the protozoal causative agent of American trypanosomiasis (Chagas disease), and Taenia solium, the cestode causative agent of taeniasis and cysticercosis. We also discuss tropical endomyocardial fibrosis, trichinellosis and schistosomiasis...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435221/phenotypic-evaluation-and-in-silico-admet-properties-of-novel-arylimidamides-in-acute-mouse-models-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-infection
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Cristiane França da Silva, Denise da Gama Jaén Batista, Julianna Siciliano de Araújo, Edézio Ferreira Cunha-Junior, Chad E Stephens, Moloy Banerjee, Abdelbasset A Farahat, Senol Akay, Mary K Fisher, David W Boykin, Maria de Nazaré Correia Soeiro
Arylimidamides (AIAs), previously termed as reversed amidines, present a broad spectrum of activity against intracellular microorganisms. In the present study, three novel AIAs were evaluated in a mouse model of Trypanosoma cruzi infection, which is the causative agent of Chagas disease. The bis-AIAs DB1957, DB1959 and DB1890 were chosen based on a previous screening of their scaffolds that revealed a very promising trypanocidal effect at nanomolar range against both the bloodstream trypomastigotes (BTs) and the intracellular forms of the parasite...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434982/novel-monoclonal-antibodies-against-stx1d-and-1e-and-their-use-for-improving-immunoassays
#17
Xiaohua He, Stephanie Patfield, Reuven Rasooly, Daniela Mavrici
Shiga toxins (Stxs) are major causative agents for bloody diarrhea and hemolytic uremic syndrome, a life-threatening disease in humans. No effective treatment is available. Early detection of Stxs in clinical samples is critical for disease management. As bacteria evolve, new Stxs are produced; therefore, methods used to identify them need to be improved as well. In this study, new monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against Stx1d and 1e were developed and used to improve a commercial Stx1 kit. Incorporation of the new mAbs into the Abraxis Stx1 kit not only increased the assay sensitivity to Stx1d, but the assay was conferred the ability to detect Stx1e, a newly identified subtype of Stx1 produced by an atypical Stx-producing bacterial strain, Enterobacter cloacae M12X01451, isolated from a clinical specimen...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434651/neonatal-sepsis
#18
REVIEW
Andi L Shane, Pablo J Sánchez, Barbara J Stoll
Neonatal sepsis is the cause of substantial morbidity and mortality. Precise estimates of neonatal sepsis burden vary by setting. Differing estimates of disease burden have been reported from high-income countries compared with reports from low-income and middle-income countries. The clinical manifestations range from subclinical infection to severe manifestations of focal or systemic disease. The source of the pathogen might be attributed to an in-utero infection, acquisition from maternal flora, or postnatal acquisition from the hospital or community...
April 20, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434412/molecular-characterization-and-transcriptional-analysis-of-the-female-enriched-chondroitin-proteoglycan-2-of-toxocara-canis
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G X Ma, R Q Zhou, L Hu, Y L Luo, Y F Luo, H H Zhu
Toxocara canis is an important but neglected zoonotic parasite, and is the causative agent of human toxocariasis. Chondroitin proteoglycans are biological macromolecules, widely distributed in extracellular matrices, with a great diversity of functions in mammals. However, there is limited information regarding chondroitin proteoglycans in nematode parasites. In the present study, a female-enriched chondroitin proteoglycan 2 gene of T. canis (Tc-cpg-2) was cloned and characterized. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was employed to measure the transcription levels of Tc-cpg-2 among tissues of male and female adult worms...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Helminthology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433667/cognitive-impairment-and-heart-failure-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
Jane A Cannon, Peter Moffitt, Ana Cristina Perez-Moreno, Matthew R Walters, Niall M Broomfield, John J V McMurray, Terence J Quinn
BACKGROUND: Cognitive impairment and dementia are associated with a range of cardiovascular conditions including hypertension, coronary artery disease and atrial fibrillation. We aimed to describe the association with heart failure, summarising published data to give estimates around prevalence, incidence and relative risk of cognitive impairment/dementia in heart failure. METHODS: We searched multidisciplinary databases including MEDLINE (OVID), EMBASE (OVID), CINAHL (EBSCO), PsychINFO (EBSCO), Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) and CENTRAL (Cochrane Library) from inception until 31(st) May 2015...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
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