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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342443/incidental-metastatic-mediastinal-atypical-carcinoid-in-a-patient-with-parathyroid-adenoma-a-case-report
#1
Zareen Kiran, Asma Ahmed, Owais Rashid, Saira Fatima, Faizan Malik, Saulat Fatimi, Mubassher Ikram
BACKGROUND: Atypical carcinoid arising from the mediastinal tissue is a rare neuroendocrine tumor and an association with parathyroid adenoma is very unusual. We report an unusual case of atypical carcinoid of mediastinum with metastasis in a patient presenting with parathyroid adenoma, which is the first case to be reported from Pakistan. CASE PRESENTATION: A 51-year-old Pakistani man was seen in postoperative intensive care after right parathyroidectomy and mediastinal mass resection for the management of postoperative hypocalcaemia...
March 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342314/electrochemical-dna-sandwich-biosensor-based-on-enzyme-amplified-microrna-21-detection-and-gold-nanoparticles
#2
Jihane Mandli, Hasna Mohammadi, Aziz Amine
In this work, a novel electrochemical biosensor for miRNA-21 determination, involving a sandwich hybridization assay onto gold nanoparticles modified pencil graphite electrode (PGE) and enzyme signal amplification was reported. The thiol terminated capture probe 1 (SH-P1) was immobilized on the electrode through AuS interaction. In the presence of target miRNA-21, SH-P1 hybridized with the first part of the target, however, the second part hybridizes with a biotinylated probe P2 (B-P2). Then, a streptavidin-conjugated alkaline phosphatase was immobilized by a specific binding of avidin-B-P2...
March 14, 2017: Bioelectrochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339792/interference-of-age-and-supplementation-of-direct-fed-microbial-and-essential-oil-in-the-activity-of-digestive-enzymes-and-expression-of-genes-related-to-transport-and-digestion-of-carbohydrates-and-proteins-in-the-small-intestine-of-broilers
#3
M F Fernandez-Alarcon, N Trottier, J P Steibel, R Lunedo, D M B Campos, A M Santana, J M Pizauro, R L Furlan, L R Furlan
The objectives of this study were to describe alterations that age and dietary inclusion of direct-fed microbial (DFM) Bacillus subtilis (BS) and a specific essential oil (EO) blend (carvacrol, cinnamaldehyde, cineol, and pepper extract) causes in the activity of digestive enzymes (maltase: MALT; aminopeptidase-N: APN; intestinal alkaline phosphate: IAP) and expression patterns of genes related to transport (oligopeptide transporter gene: SLC15A1; Na+-dependent glucose and galactose transporter gene: SLC5A1; Na+-independent glucose, galactose, and fructose transporter gene: SLC2A2; ATPase, Na+/K+ transporting gene: ATP1A1) and digestion (aminopeptidase-N gene: ANPEP; maltase-glucoamylase gene: MGAM; Sucrase-isomaltase gene: SI) of carbohydrates and proteins in the small intestine of broilers...
February 23, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337023/reconstruction-of-large-scale-defects-with-a-novel-hybrid-scaffold-made-from-poly-l-lactic-acid-nanohydroxyapatite-alendronate-loaded-chitosan-microsphere-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
#4
Hongwei Wu, Pengfei Lei, Gengyan Liu, Yu Shrike Zhang, Jingzhou Yang, Longbo Zhang, Jie Xie, Wanting Niu, Hua Liu, Jianming Ruan, Yihe Hu, Chaoyue Zhang
A chitosan-based microsphere delivery system has been fabricated for controlled release of alendronate (AL). The present study aimed to incorporate the chitosan/hydroxyapatite microspheres-loaded with AL (CH/nHA-AL) into poly(L-lactic acid)/nanohydroxyapatite (PLLA/nHA) matrix to prepare a novel microspheres-scaffold hybrid system (CM-ALs) for drug delivery and bone tissue engineering application. The characteristics of CM-ALs scaffolds containing 10% and 20% CH/nHA-AL were evaluated in vitro, including surface morphology and porosity, mechanical properties, drug release, degradation, and osteogenic differentiation...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332167/controlled-release-of-vanadium-from-a-composite-scaffold-stimulates-mesenchymal-stem-cell-osteochondrogenesis
#5
S D Schussler, K Uske, P Marwah, F W Kemp, J D Bogden, S S Lin, Treena Livingston Arinzeh
Large bone defects often require the use of autograft, allograft, or synthetic bone graft augmentation; however, these treatments can result in delayed osseous integration. A tissue engineering strategy would be the use of a scaffold that could promote the normal fracture healing process of endochondral ossification, where an intermediate cartilage phase is later transformed to bone. This study investigated vanadyl acetylacetonate (VAC), an insulin mimetic, combined with a fibrous composite scaffold, consisting of polycaprolactone with nanoparticles of hydroxyapatite and beta-tricalcium phosphate, as a potential bone tissue engineering scaffold...
March 22, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332126/klotho-suppresses-high-phosphate-induced-osteogenic-responses-in-human-aortic-valve-interstitial-cells-through-inhibition-of-sox9
#6
Fei Li, Qingzhou Yao, Lihua Ao, Joseph C Cleveland, Nianguo Dong, David A Fullerton, Xianzhong Meng
Elevated level of blood phosphate (Pi) associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a risk factor of aortic valve calcification. Aortic valve interstitial cells (AVICs) display osteogenic responses to high Pi although the underlying mechanism is incompletely understood. Sox9 is a pro-chondrogenic factor and may play a role in ectopic tissue calcification. Circulating and kidney levels of Klotho are reduced in patients with CKD. We hypothesized that Sox9 mediates high Pi-induced osteogenic responses in human AVICs and that Klotho inhibits the responses...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330104/purification-and-characterization-of-the-enzymes-involved-in-nicotinamide-adenine-dinucleotide-degradation-by-penicillium-brevicompactum-nrc-829
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Thanaa Hamed Ali, Dina Helmy El-Ghonemy
The present study was conducted to investigate a new pathway for the degradation of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) by Penicillium brevicompactum NRC 829 extracts. Enzymes involved in the hydrolysis of NAD, i.e. alkaline phosphatase, aminohydrolase and glycohydrolase were determined. Alkaline phosphatase was found to catalyse the sequential hydrolysis of two phosphate moieties of NAD molecule to nicotinamide riboside plus adenosine. Adenosine was then deaminated by aminohydrolase to inosine and ammonia...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321876/effects-of-glucose-concentration-on-osteogenic-differentiation-of-type-ii-diabetes-mellitus-rat-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-on-a-nano-scale-modified-titanium
#8
I Yamawaki, Y Taguchi, S Komasa, A Tanaka, M Umeda
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common disease worldwide. Patients with DM have an increased risk of losing their teeth compared with other individuals. Dental implants are a standard of care for treating partial or full edentulism, and various implant surface treatments have recently been developed to increase dental implant stability. However, some studies have reported that DM reduces osseointegration and the success rate of dental implants. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of high glucose levels for hard tissue formation on a nano-scale modified titanium surface...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318623/the-complexity-of-chronic-kidney-disease-mineral-and-bone-disorder-across-stages-of-chronic-kidney%C3%A2-disease
#9
Fabiana G Graciolli, Katia R Neves, Fellype Barreto, Daniela V Barreto, Luciene M Dos Reis, Maria E Canziani, Yves Sabbagh, Aluizio B Carvalho, Vanda Jorgetti, Rosilene M Elias, Susan Schiavi, Rosa M A Moysés
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)-Mineral and Bone Disorder (CKD-MBD) is a complex disease that is not completely understood. However, some factors secreted by the osteocytes might play an important role in its pathophysiology. Therefore, we evaluated the bone expression of proteins in a group of patients with CKD 2-3, CKD 4, and CKD 5 on dialysis and healthy individuals. We also tested several bone remodeling markers, and correlated these levels with bone biopsy findings. As expected, as serum calcium decreased, serum phosphate, alkaline phosphatase, fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23), parathyroid hormone, and osteoprotegerin increased, as CKD progressed...
March 15, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315917/a-pediatric-hypophosphatemic-rickets-on-mri-99m-tc-mdp-bone-scan-and-18-f-fdg-pet-ct
#10
Changyun Xu, Chao Ma, Yongli Bai
We present a case of a 13 years old boy who was hospitalized with a 10 months history of progressive pain and weakness in his lower extremities. The laboratory tests revealed slightly decreased phosphate and 25-hydroxyvitamin D3, high alkaline phosphatase, normal calcium and parathyroid hormone (PTH). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed multiple patchy lesions indicating bone destruction in the metaphyses and epiphyses of the left knee. Fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) revealed a generalized decrease of bone density in axial bones with slightly increased (18)F-FDG metabolism...
March 20, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303541/dynamics-of-biochemical-properties-associated-with-soil-nitrogen-mineralization-following-nitrification-inhibitor-and-fungicide-applications
#11
Manyun Zhang, Weijin Wang, Jun Wang, Ying Teng, Zhihong Xu
Agrochemical applications may have side effects on soil biochemical properties related to soil nitrogen (N) mineralization and thus affect N cycling. The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of nitrification inhibitor 3,4-dimethylpyrazole phosphate (DMPP) and fungicide iprodione on soil neutral protease (NPR), alkaline protease (APR), chitinase (CHI), and their functional genes (nprA, aprA, and chiA) related to soil N mineralization. The following four treatments were included: blank control (CK), single DMPP application (DAA), weekly iprodione applications (IPR), and the combined applications of DMPP and iprodione (DI)...
March 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303318/bone-alkaline-phosphatase-and-tartrate-resistant-acid-phosphatase-potential-co-regulators-of-bone-mineralization
#12
Cecilia Halling Linder, Barbro Ek-Rylander, Michael Krumpel, Maria Norgård, Sonoko Narisawa, José Luis Millán, Göran Andersson, Per Magnusson
Phosphorylated osteopontin (OPN) inhibits hydroxyapatite crystal formation and growth, and bone alkaline phosphatase (BALP) promotes extracellular mineralization via the release of inorganic phosphate from the mineralization inhibitor inorganic pyrophosphate (PPi). Tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP), produced by osteoclasts, osteoblasts, and osteocytes, exhibits potent phosphatase activity towards OPN; however, its potential capacity as a regulator of mineralization has not previously been addressed...
March 16, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300681/protective-immunity-of-grass-carp-induced-by-dna-vaccine-encoding-capsid-protein-gene-vp7-of-grass-carp-reovirus-using-bacterial-ghost-as-delivery-vehicles
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Kai Hao, Xiao-Hui Chen, Xiao-Zhou Qi, Xiao-Bo Yu, En-Qi Du, Fei Ling, Bin Zhu, Gao-Xue Wang
Grass carp reovirus (GCRV) is one of the most pathogenic aquareovirus and can cause lethal hemorrhagic disease in grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). However, management of GCRV infection remains a challenge. Therefore, it is necessary to find effective means for the control of its infection. The uses of bacterial ghost (BG, non-living bacteria) as carriers for DNA delivery have received considerable attentions in veterinary and human vaccines studies. Nevertheless, there is still no report about intramuscular administration of bacterial ghost-based DNA vaccines in fish...
March 11, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293815/selectivity-improvement-for-spectrofluorimetric-determination-of-oseltamivir-phosphate-in-human-plasma-and-in-the-presence-of-its-degradation-product
#14
Mahmoud A Omar, Sayed M Derayea, Islam M Mostafa
A simple and sensitive spectrofluorimetric method has been developed and validated for determination of oseltamivir phosphate (OSP). The proposed method is based on condensation reaction of the primary amino group of OSP with ninhydrin and phenylacetaldehyde in buffered medium (pH 6.5). The formed yellow fluorescent product exhibits excitation and emission maxima at 390 and 460 nm, respectively. The selectivity improvement of our proposed method is based on the water insolubility of the oseltamivir carboxylic acid (OSC) the active metabolite of OSP, which contains the same primary amino group as OSP but cannot, condensed with ninhydrin and phenylacetaldehyde reagents...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292932/crystal-structure-of-the-human-alkaline-sphingomyelinase-provides-insights-into-substrate-recognition
#15
Alexei Gorelik, Fangyu Liu, Katalin Illes, Bhushan Nagar
Absorption of dietary sphingomyelin (SM) requires its initial degradation into ceramide, a process catalyzed by the intestinal enzyme alkaline sphingomyelinase (alk-SMase, NPP7, ENPP7). Alk-SMase belongs to the nucleotide pyrophosphatase / phosphodiesterase family, the members of which hydrolyze nucleoside phosphates, phospholipids and other related molecules. NPP7 is the only paralog that can cleave SM, and its activity requires the presence of bile salts, a class of physiological anionic detergents. To elucidate the mechanism of substrate recognition, we determined the crystal structure of human alk-SMase in complex with phosphocholine, a reaction product...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289836/prokaryotic-abundance-and-activity-in-permafrost-of-the-northern-victoria-land-and-upper-victoria-valley-antarctica
#16
Rosabruna La Ferla, Maurizio Azzaro, Luigi Michaud, Gabriella Caruso, Angelina Lo Giudice, Rodolfo Paranhos, Anderson S Cabral, Antonella Conte, Alessandro Cosenza, Giovanna Maimone, Maria Papale, Alessandro Ciro Rappazzo, Mauro Guglielmin
Victoria Land permafrost harbours a potentially large pool of cold-affected microorganisms whose metabolic potential still remains underestimated. Three cores (BC-1, BC-2 and BC-3) drilled at different depths in Boulder Clay (Northern Victoria Land) and one sample (DY) collected from a core in the Dry Valleys (Upper Victoria Valley) were analysed to assess the prokaryotic abundance, viability, physiological profiles and potential metabolic rates. The cores drilled at Boulder Clay were a template of different ecological conditions (different temperature regime, ice content, exchanges with atmosphere and with liquid water) in the same small basin while the Dry Valleys site was very similar to BC-2 conditions but with a complete different geological history and ground ice type...
March 13, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288447/chemical-redox-modulated-fluorescence-of-nitrogen-doped-graphene-quantum-dots-for-probing-the-activity-of-alkaline-phosphatase
#17
JingJing Liu, Duosi Tang, Zhitao Chen, Xiaomei Yan, Zhou Zhong, Longtian Kang, Jiannian Yao
Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) as an essential enzyme plays an important role in clinical diagnoses and biomedical researches. Hence, the development of convenient and sensitivity assay for monitoring ALP is extremely important. In this work, on the basis of chemical redox strategy to modulate the fluorescence of nitrogen-doped graphene quantum dots (NGQDs), a novel label-free fluorescent sensing system for the detection of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity has been developed. The fluorescence of NGQDs is firstly quenched by ultrathin cobalt oxyhydroxide (CoOOH) nanosheets, and then restored by ascorbic acid (AA), which can reduce CoOOH to Co(2+), thus the ALP can be monitored based on the enzymatic hydrolysis of L-ascorbic acid-2-phosphate (AAP) by ALP to generate AA...
March 8, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287856/enzymatic-kinetics-regarding-reversible-metabolism-of-cs-0777-a-sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-modulator-via-phosphorylation-and-dephosphorylation-in-humans
#18
Shin-Ichi Inaba, Maki Yamaguchi-Goto, Kaoru Tanaka-Takanaka, Kiyoaki Yonesu, Hidetaka Sakurai, Kazuishi Kubota, Takashi Izumi
1. CS-0777, a candidate compound for autoimmune diseases, becomes phosphorylated active metabolite, M1, by fructosamine 3-kinase (FN3K), FN3K-related protein (FN3K-RP); and M1 reverted back to CS-0777 by alkaline phosphatase (ALP) in the body. We performed enzyme kinetic analysis of phosphorylation of CS-0777 by FN3K, FN3K-RP, human erythrocytes and human platelets; and dephosphorylation of M1 by various ALP isozymes and human liver, kidney, lung and small intestine microsomes. 2. The Michaelis constants of human FN3K, FN3K-RP, and erythrocytes for CS-0777 phosphorylation were in the range from 498 μM to 1060 μM...
March 13, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280325/novel-route-synthesis-of-porous-and-solid-gold-nanoparticles-for-investigating-their-comparative-performance-as-contrast-agent-in-computed-tomography-scan-and-effect-on-liver-and-kidney-function
#19
Farooq Aziz, Ayesha Ihsan, Aalia Nazir, Ishaq Ahmad, Sadia Zafar Bajwa, Asma Rehman, Abdoulaye Diallo, Waheed S Khan
Gold nanoparticles (GNPs) with dimension in the range of 1-100 nm have a prominent role in a number of biomedical applications like imaging, drug delivery, and cancer therapy owing to their unique optical features and biocompatibility. In this work, we report a novel technique for the synthesis of two types of GNPs namely porous gold nanoparticles (PGNPs) and solid gold nanoparticles (SGNPs). PGNPs of size 35 nm were fabricated by reduction of gold (III) solution with lecithin followed by addition of L-ascorbic acid and tri-sodium citrate, whereas SGNPs with a dimension of 28 nm were prepared by reflux method using lecithin as a single reducing agent...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274048/evaluation-of-cyclosporine-a-with-%C3%AE-tcp-in-the-treatment-of-human-infra-bony-defects-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
#20
Jyotsna Amalakara, Krishnajaneya Reddy, Haritha Avula, Ashank Mishra, Butchibabu Kalakonda, Ruchi Pandey
INTRODUCTION: Cyclosporine A (CsA), an immunosuppressant, is considered a life saver drug in organ transplant cases. It has also been tested in animal and human studies for periodontal applications as it selectively inhibits T lymphocyte proliferation, Interleukin-2 (IL-2) and other cytokine production, without any effect on T suppressor cells, thereby suppressing the cell mediated immunity and suppressing the inflammation. Inflammatory and immunological responses have been found to be decreased and bone formation is found to be increased in immunosuppressed animals...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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