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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076453/ferulic-acid-lowers-body-weight-and-visceral-fat-accumulation-via-modulation-of-enzymatic-hormonal-and-inflammatory-changes-in-a-mouse-model-of-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity
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T S de Melo, P R Lima, K M M B Carvalho, T M Fontenele, F R N Solon, A R Tomé, T L G de Lemos, S G da Cruz Fonseca, F A Santos, V S Rao, M G R de Queiroz
Previous studies have reported on the glucose and lipid-lowering effects of ferulic acid (FA) but its anti-obesity potential has not yet been firmly established. This study investigated the possible anti-obesitogenic effects of FA in mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD) for 15 weeks. To assess the antiobesity potential of FA, 32 male Swiss mice, weighing 20-25 g (n=6-8 per group) were fed a normal diet (ND) or HFD, treated orally or not with either FA (10 mg/kg) or sibutramine (10 mg/kg) for 15 weeks and at the end of this period, the body weights of animals, visceral fat accumulation, plasma levels of glucose and insulin hormone, amylase and lipase activities, the satiety hormones ghrelin and leptin, and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCH-1) were analyzed...
January 5, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072962/-relationship-between-blood-routine-test-parameters-and-syncopal-recurrence-of-vasovagal-syncope-in-children
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J Y Song, H X Li, X Y Li, Y L Wang, H F Jin, J B Du
Objective: To explore the relationship between venous blood routine test parameters and syncopal recurrence of children with vasovagal syncope (VVS). Method: Sixty-three children (male 32, female 31) diagnosed as VVS in Department of Pediatrics, Peking University First Hospital from November 2010 to October 2015 were included in a case observational study.Their mean age was (11.2±2.7) years and basic treatment such as predisposing causes avoiding, standing training, autonomic nervous function exercise and oral rehydration salts were advised to them...
January 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068846/impact-of-tamsulosin-and-nifedipine-on-contractility-of-pregnant-rat-ureters-in-vitro
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Lisette Haddad, Stéphanie Corriveau, Eric Rousseau, Simon Blouin, Jean-Charles Pasquier, Yves Ponsot, Marie-Ève Roy-Lacroix
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the in vitro effect of tamsulosin and nifedipine on the contractility of pregnant rat ureters and to perform quantitative analysis of the pharmacological effects. Medical expulsive therapy (MET) is commonly used to treat urolithiasis. However, this treatment is seldom used in pregnant women since no studies support this practice. METHODS: This was an in vitro study on animal tissue derived from pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats. A total of 124 ureteral segments were mounted in an organ bath system and contractile response to methacholine (MCh) was assessed...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066938/effect-of-gender-and-exercise-on-haematological-and-biochemical-parameters-in-holsteiner-horses
#4
A Andriichuk, H Tkachenko
The objective of this study was to assess the influence of exercise of average intensity in the haematological and biochemical values, as well as acidic resistance of erythrocytes in mares and stallions of Holsteiner breed. A total of seventeen horses of Holstein breed (seven mares and 10 stallions aged 6 years) were used in this study. The blood samples were assessed for haematocrit (HCT) value, haemoglobin concentration (HGB), the amount of red blood cells (RBC), white blood cells (WBC), platelets (PLT), leucogram, mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH), red cell distribution width (RDW) and platelet distribution width (PDW)...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061506/role-of-rem-sleep-melanin-concentrating-hormone-and-orexin-hypocretin-systems-in-the-sleep-deprivation-pre-ischemia
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Marta Pace, Antoine Adamantidis, Laura Facchin, Claudio Bassetti
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Sleep reduction after stroke is linked to poor recovery in patients. Conversely, a neuroprotective effect is observed in animals subjected to acute sleep deprivation (SD) before ischemia. This neuroprotection is associated with an increase of the sleep, melanin concentrating hormone (MCH) and orexin/hypocretin (OX) systems. This study aims to 1) assess the relationship between sleep and recovery; 2) test the association between MCH and OX systems with the pathological mechanisms of stroke...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059271/lossless-and-lossy-compression-of-quantitative-phase-images-of-red-blood-cells-obtained-by-digital-holographic-imaging
#6
Keyvan Jaferzadeh, Samaneh Gholami, Inkyu Moon
In this paper, we evaluate lossless and lossy compression techniques to compress quantitative phase images of red blood cells (RBCs) obtained by an off-axis digital holographic microscopy (DHM). The RBC phase images are numerically reconstructed from their digital holograms and are stored in 16-bit unsigned integer format. In the case of lossless compression, predictive coding of JPEG lossless (JPEG-LS), JPEG2000, and JP3D are evaluated, and compression ratio (CR) and complexity (compression time) are compared against each other...
December 20, 2016: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053003/melanin-concentrating-hormone-in-peripheral-circulation-in-the-human
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Jane Naufahu, Fawaz Alzaid, Marcela Fiuza Brito, Barbora Doslikova, Tania Marcela Valencia, Adam Cunliffe, Joanne F Murray
Melanin concentrating hormone (MCH) is a hypothalamic neuropeptide with a well-characterised role in energy homeostasis and emergent roles in diverse physiologic functions such as arousal, mood and reproduction. Work to date has predominantly focused on its hypothalamic functions using animal models however little attention has been paid to its role in circulation in humans. The aims of this study were to a) develop a radioimmunoassay for the detection of MCH in human plasma; b) establish reference ranges for circulating MCH; and c) characterize the pattern of expression of circulating MCH in humans...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050381/spectrum-of-changes-in-rbc-indices-and-histograms-in-blood-from-subjects-with-cold-antibodies
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Chidambharam Choccalingam, Aarthi Kannan
Cold antibodies are mostly immunoglobulin M, which interact with red cell antigens at lower temperatures (<37°C). The analysis of samples from subjects with cold antibodies in automated haematology analysers may show abnormal Red Blood Corpuscles (RBC) indices and changes in histogram. High Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin (MCH) and Mean Haemoglobin Concentration (MCHC) along with plateau effect beyond 110fl at Upper Discriminator (RU) end of RBC histogram are good indicators of presence of cold antibodies in plasma...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042341/anti-angiogenic-nanotherapy-inhibits-airway-remodeling-and-hyper-responsiveness-of-dust-mite-triggered-asthma-in-the-brown-norway-rat
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Gregory M Lanza, John Jenkins, Anne H Schmieder, Aigul Moldobaeva, Grace Cui, Huiying Zhang, Xiaoxia Yang, Qiong Zhong, Jochen Keupp, Ismail Sergin, Krishna S Paranandi, Lindsey Eldridge, John S Allen, Todd Williams, Michael J Scott, Babak Razani, Elizabeth M Wagner
Although angiogenesis is a hallmark feature of asthmatic inflammatory responses, therapeutic anti-angiogenesis interventions have received little attention. Objective: Assess the effectiveness of anti-angiogenic Sn2 lipase-labile prodrugs delivered via αvβ3-micellar nanotherapy to suppress microvascular expansion, bronchial remodeling, and airway hyper-responsiveness in Brown Norway rats exposed to serial house dust mite (HDM) inhalation challenges. Results: Anti-neovascular effectiveness of αvβ3-mixed micelles incorporating docetaxel-prodrug (Dxtl-PD) or fumagillin-prodrug (Fum-PD) were shown to robustly suppress neovascular expansion (p<0...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040062/influences-of-dietary-omega-3-fatty-acids-on-haematologic-and-immunologic-changes-in-rainbow-trout-milked-regularly
#10
M E Yonar, K Koprucu
In this study, it was examined the effects of dietary omega-3 fatty acids on the haematocrit (Ht), haemoglobin (Hb), mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH), total protein (TP) and total immunoglobulin (TI) values, erythrocyte (RBC) and leucocyte (WBC) counts, mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC), phagocytic index (PI) and nitroblue tetrazolium (NBT) activity in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) milked regularly. For this aim, one control and two experimental diets were prepared as isonitrogenous and isocaloric...
November 30, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035181/functional-connectivity-of-basolateral-amygdala-neurons-carrying-orexin-receptors-and-melanin-concentrating-hormone-receptors-in-regulating-sociability-and-mood-related-behaviors
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Tae-Kyung Kim, Pyung-Lim Han
Chronic stress induces changes in neuronal functions in specific brain regions regulating sociability and mood-related behaviors. Recently we reported that stress-induced persistent upregulation of the neuropeptides orexin and melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) in the basolateral amygdala (BLA) and the resulting activation of orexin receptors or MCH receptors within the BLA produced deficits in sociability and mood-related behaviors. In the present study, we investigated the neural targets that were innervated by BLA neurons containing orexin receptors or MCH receptors...
December 2016: Experimental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034352/development-of-a-novel-carbon-11-labeled-pet-radioligand-for-melanin-concentrating-hormone-receptor-1
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Hideyuki Igawa, Vladimir Stepanov, Lenke Tari, Shoki Okuda, Syunsuke Yamamoto, Shizuo Kasai, Yasutaka Nagisa, Jenny Häggkvist, Marie Svedberg, Miklós Tóth, Akihiro Takano, Christer Halldin
Melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) is an attractive target for antiobesity agents and many drug discovery programs have been dedicated to identify small-molecule antagonists of melanin-concentrating hormone receptor 1 (MCHR1). The aim of this study was to develop a positron emission tomography (PET) tracer for MCHR1 for translation of preclinical pharmacology to clinic to enhance success rate of drug discovery programs. We identified 4-(cyclopropylmethoxy)-N-[8-methyl-3-({[(1-methyl-1H-pyrrol-2-yl)methyl]amino}ethyl)quinolin-7-yl]benzamide (Compound II) from Takeda MCHR1 antagonist library by utilizing binding affinity, log D value, physicochemical parameters ideal for a central nerve system agent, and synthetic feasibility of corresponding carbon-11 labeled radioligands as selection parameters for tracer candidates...
December 30, 2016: Current Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025669/bronchoconstriction-induces-structural-and-functional-airway-alterations-in-non-sensitized-rats
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Mehdi Eslami-Behroozi, Saeed Pazhoohan, Ehsan Aref, Leila Zare, Mohammad Javan, Sohrab Hajizadeh, Mohammad Reza Raoufy
The impact of mechanical forces on pathogenesis of airway remodeling and the functional consequences in asthma remains to be fully established. In the present study, we investigated the effect of repeated bronchoconstriction induced by methacholine (MCh) on airway remodeling and airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) in rats with or without sensitization to an external allergen. We provide evidence that repeated bronchoconstriction, using MCh, alone induces airway inflammation and remodeling as well as AHR in non-allergen-sensitized rats...
December 26, 2016: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002519/correlations-between-endothelial-cell-markers-cd31-cd34-and-cd105-in-colorectal-carcinoma
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Ionela Cristina Deliu, Carmen Daniela Neagoe, Marinela Beznă, Amelia Valentina Genunche-Dumitrescu, Sebastian Constantin Toma, Bogdan Silviu Ungureanu, Constantin Daniel Uscatu, Maria Cristina Beznă, Cristian Virgil Lungulescu, Vlad Pădureanu, Dan IonuŢ Gheonea, Tudorel Ciurea, Maria ForŢofoiu
PURPOSE: Colorectal carcinoma is an important cause of mortality worldwide. The fact that tumor growth is dependent on angiogenesis has supported researches for new prognostic parameters and the development of novel therapeutic strategies. Accordingly, we sought to evaluate angiogenesis quantitatively by assessing microvessel density in colorectal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The blood vessels stained with CD31, CD34 and CD105 were counted, and we reported their number per square millimeter in order to obtain microvascular density (MVD)...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997477/an-examination-of-the-self-directed-online-leadership-learning-choices-of-public-health-professionals-the-maternal-and-child-health-public-health-leadership-institute-experience
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Claudia S P Fernandez, Cheryl C Noble, Elizabeth T Jensen
OBJECTIVES: To assess the self-selected asynchronous leadership module-based learning choices of public health professionals participating in the Maternal and Child Health Public Health Leadership Institute (MCH PHLI). METHODS: Online module completion and evaluation data were used to determine the topics most utilized by the Fellows; whether the topics and mode of training were acceptable, relevant, and practical; and whether participant characteristics explained any usage patterns...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993688/improving-access-to-tuberculosis-preventive-therapy-and-treatment-for-children
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REVIEW
Ben J Marais
Children suffer a huge burden of disease in tuberculosis (TB) endemic countries. This disease burden was largely invisible when TB control programmes focused exclusively on adults with sputum smear-positive disease. High-level advocacy and better data have improved visibility, but the establishment of functional paediatric TB programmes remains challenging. The key issues that limit children's access to TB preventive therapy and treatment in endemic areas are briefly discussed. Barriers to preventive therapy include (1) the perceived inability to rule out active disease, (2) fear of creating drug resistance, (3) non-implementation of existing guidelines in the absence of adequate monitoring, and (4) poor adherence with long preventive therapy courses...
December 16, 2016: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992563/impact-of-refugees-on-local-health-systems-a-difference-in-differences-analysis-in-cameroon
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Lambed Tatah, Tefera Darge Delbiso, Jose Manuel Rodriguez-Llanes, Julita Gil Cuesta, Debarati Guha-Sapir
Hosting refugees may represent a drain on local resources, particularly since external aid is frequently insufficient. Between 2004 and 2011, over 100,000 refugees settled in the eastern border of Cameroon. With little known on how refugee influx affects health services of the hosting community, we investigated the impact of refugees on mother and child health (MCH) services in the host community in Cameroon. We used Cameroon's 2004 and 2011 Demographic and Health Surveys to evaluate changes in MCH indicators in the refugee hosting community...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989390/blood-cell-responses-and-metallothionein-in-the-liver-kidney-and-muscles-of-bullfrog-tadpoles-lithobates-catesbeianus-following-exposure-to-different-metals
#18
C S Carvalho, H S M Utsunomiya, T Pasquoto, R Lima, M J Costa, M N Fernandes
The hematological parameters and metallothionein (MT) levels in the liver, kidney and muscles were measured in bullfrog tadpoles, Lithobates catesbeianus, following exposures to 1 μg L(-1) of zinc (Zn), copper (Cu) and cadmium (Cd) alone or in combination (1:1 and 1:1:1) for 2 and 16 days. Metal accumulation occurred in all organs, with the highest values found in the kidney, followed by the muscles and liver. After exposure to isolated metals, the accumulation was in the following order: Cd > Zn > Cu in the liver and muscles and Cd > Cu > Zn in the kidney...
February 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986627/a-novel-and-selective-melanin-concentrating-hormone-receptor-1-antagonist-ameliorates-obesity-and-hepatic-steatosis-in-diet-induced-obese-rodent-models
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Yayoi Kawata, Shoki Okuda, Natsu Hotta, Hideyuki Igawa, Masashi Takahashi, Minoru Ikoma, Shizuo Kasai, Ayumi Ando, Yoshinori Satomi, Mayumi Nishida, Masaharu Nakayama, Syunsuke Yamamoto, Yasutaka Nagisa, Shiro Takekawa
Melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH), a cyclic neuropeptide expressed predominantly in the lateral hypothalamus, plays an important role in the control of feeding behavior and energy homeostasis. Mice lacking MCH or MCH1 receptor are resistant to diet-induced obesity (DIO) and MCH1 receptor antagonists show potent anti-obesity effects in preclinical studies, indicating that MCH1 receptor is a promising target for anti-obesity drugs. Moreover, recent studies have suggested the potential of MCH1 receptor antagonists for treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)...
December 13, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976520/photoelectrochemical-conversion-of-toluene-and-water-to-the-promising-hydrogen-carrier-of-concentrated-methylcyclohexane-using-srtio3-photoanodes
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Yosuke Kageshima, Tsutomu Minegishi, Takashi Hisatomi, Tsuyoshi Takata, Jun Kubota, Kazunari Domen
A photoelectrochemical (PEC) cell consisting of a Pt-loaded carbon black (Pt/C)-based membrane-electrode assembly (MEA) and a particulate SrTiO3 photoanode successfully demonstrated selective PEC conversion of toluene (TL) and water to methylcyclohexane (MCH) at concentrations up to >99 vol%. This cell exhibited 100% faradaic efficiency (FE) and 18% incident-photon-to-current conversion efficiency (IPCE) at 320 nm without an external bias voltage in the PEC hydrogenation of pure TL. It was also found that the strong alkaline condition is beneficial for present MEA to suppress the competitive side reaction of hydrogen evolution, resulting in a high FE of 94% even during MCH production from 1 vol% TL in MCH...
December 14, 2016: ChemSusChem
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