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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431385/a-method-for-evaluating-the-pharmaceutical-deconjugation-potential-in-river-water-environments
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Takashi Azuma, Mao Ishida, Kanae Hisamatsu, Ayami Yunoki, Kana Otomo, Mari Kunitou, Mai Shimizu, Kaori Hosomaru, Shiori Mikata, Yoshiki Mino
A new enzymatic assay method that uses deconjugation enzymes was developed to evaluate the presence and extent of conjugated pharmaceuticals in the form of glucuronide conjugates or sulphate conjugates in river environments. First, acetaminophen glucuronide (Ace Glu) and acetaminophen sulphate (Ace Sul) were used as model conjugated pharmaceuticals to determine the appropriate combination of deconjugation enzymes and reaction conditions, including temperature, duration and pH. Next, we applied the defined method to 19 pharmaceuticals grouped into nine therapeutic classes that were chosen based on previously detected levels and frequencies in sewage and river water...
April 10, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431339/novel-coumarin-and-quinolinone-based-polycycles-as-cell-division-cycle-25-a-and-c-phosphatases-inhibitors-induce-proliferation-arrest-and-apoptosis-in-cancer-cells
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Clemens Zwergel, Brigitte Czepukojc, Emilie Evain-Bana, Zhanjie Xu, Giulia Stazi, Mattia Mori, Alexandros Patsilinakos, Antonello Mai, Bruno Botta, Rino Ragno, Denise Bagrel, Gilbert Kirsch, Peter Meiser, Claus Jacob, Mathias Montenarh, Sergio Valente
Cell division cycle phosphatases CDC25 A, B and C are involved in modulating cell cycle processes and are found overexpressed in a large panel of cancer typology. Here, we describe the development of two novel quinone-polycycle series of CDC25A and C inhibitors on the one hand 1a-k, coumarin-based, and on the other 2a-g, quinolinone-based, which inhibit either enzymes up to a sub-micro molar level and at single-digit micro molar concentrations, respectively. When tested in six different cancer cell lines, compound 2c displayed the highest efficacy to arrest cell viability, showing in almost all cell lines sub-micro molar IC50 values, a profile even better than the reference compound NCS95397...
April 10, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429930/enzymatically-debranched-xylans-in-graft-copolymerization
#3
Kuisma Littunen, Galina Mai-Gisondi, Jukka Seppälä, Emma R Master
Wheat arabinoxylan was treated with two α-arabinofuranosidases exhibiting different mode of action to create three different polymeric substrates. These three substrate preparations were characterized by xylopyranose backbone sugars that are (1) singly substituted by arabinose at C2 or C3, (2) doubly substituted by arabinose at C2 and C3, and (3) largely unsubstituted. All xylan preparations were grafted with glycidyl methacrylate using cerium ammonium nitrate and then evaluated in terms of graft yield and adsorption to cellulose surfaces...
April 21, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429760/corrigendum-selective-targeting-of-hdac1-2-elicits-anticancer-effects-through-gli1-acetylation-in-preclinical-models-of-shh-medulloblastoma
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Sonia Coni, Anna Barbara Mancuso, Laura Di Magno, Giulia Sdruscia, Simona Manni, Silvia Maria Serrao, Dante Rotili, Eleonora Spiombi, Francesca Bufalieri, Marialaura Petroni, Monika Kusio-Kobialka, Enrico De Smaele, Elisabetta Ferretti, Carlo Capalbo, Antonello Mai, Pawel Niewiadomski, Isabella Screpanti, Lucia Di Marcotullio, Gianluca Canettieri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427291/antioxidant-therapy-for-management-of-oxidative-stress-induced-hypertension
#5
Khalil Ali Ahmad, Dai Yuan Yuan, Waqas Nawaz, Hong Ze, Chen Xue Zhuo, Bashar Talal, Abdoh Taleb, Enos Mais, Ding Qilong
Hypertension is considered as the most common risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, also is regarded as a leading cause of the mortality and morbidity worldwide. The mechanisms underlying the pathological process of hypertension are not completely explained. However, there is growing evidence that increased oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathophysiology of hypertension. Several preclinical studies and clinical trials have indicated that antioxidant therapy is important for management of hypertension, using antioxidants compounds such as alpha tocopherol (Vit E) and ascorbic acid (Vit C), polyphenols with others and some antihypertensive drugs that are now in clinical use (e...
April 20, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426940/prospective-assessment-of-virtual-screening-heuristics-derived-using-a-novel-fusion-score
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Dante A Pertusi, Gregory O'Donnell, Michelle F Homsher, Kelli Solly, Amita Patel, Shannon L Stahler, Daniel Riley, Michael F Finley, Eleftheria N Finger, Gregory C Adam, Juncai Meng, David J Bell, Paul D Zuck, Edward M Hudak, Michael J Weber, Jennifer E Nothstein, Louis Locco, Carissa Quinn, Adam Amoss, Brian Squadroni, Michelle Hartnett, Mee Ra Heo, Tara White, S Alex May, Evelyn Boots, Kenneth Roberts, Patrick Cocchiarella, Alex Wolicki, Anthony Kreamer, Peter S Kutchukian, Anne Mai Wassermann, Victor N Uebele, Meir Glick, Andrew Rusinko, J Christopher Culberson
High-throughput screening (HTS) is a widespread method in early drug discovery for identifying promising chemical matter that modulates a target or phenotype of interest. Because HTS campaigns involve screening millions of compounds, it is often desirable to initiate screening with a subset of the full collection. Subsequently, virtual screening methods prioritize likely active compounds in the remaining collection in an iterative process. With this approach, orthogonal virtual screening methods are often applied, necessitating the prioritization of hits from different approaches...
April 1, 2017: SLAS Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425857/antioxidant-properties-of-fractions-for-unripe-fruits-of-capsicum-annuum-l-var-conoides
#7
Chung-Yi Chen, Ching-Yu Yen, Gao-Mai Shen, Tzu-Jung Yu, Yi-Shin Liao, Ru-In Jian, Sheng-Chieh Wang, Jen-Yang Tang, H-W Chang
BACKGROUND: Capsicum plant, especially for C. annuum, is an abundant resource for bioactive antioxidants, but few studies have examined the unripe fruit part of the Capsicum plant. OBJECTIVE: MeOH extract of unripe fruits of C. annuum L. var. conoides (UFCA) was chromatographed over a silica gel column using a gradient of CH2Cl2/MeOH as eluent to produce 9 fractions. Antioxidant activities are evaluated along with cell viabilities of 9 fractions of UFCA. METHOD: The antioxidant properties were analyzed in terms of total phenol content (TPC), total flavonoid content (TFC), 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging, 2,2-azinobis (3-ethyl-benzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS) radical scavenging, ferric reducing, and ferrous ion-chelating ability...
April 19, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424058/family-members-of-deceased-palliative-care-patients-receiving-bereavement-anniversary-cards-a-survey-on-the-recipient-s-reactions-and-opinions
#8
Swantje Goebel, Sandra Stephanie Mai, Christina Gerlach, Ulrike Windschmitt, Karl-Heinz Feldmann, Martin Weber
BACKGROUND: Bereavement support is part of palliative care. Sending out bereavement anniversary cards is one intervention of follow-up support for the bereaved. This study evaluated the suitability of bereavement anniversary cards as an appropriate method in bereavement care. METHODS: A questionnaire was sent to each card recipient since the starting point of this practice (October 2014-June 2015). Data was analyzed descriptively. RESULTS: 24 of 68 deliverable questionnaires were returned (response rate 35%)...
April 19, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423583/the-protection-of-meloxicam-against-chronic-aluminium-overload-induced-liver-injury-in-rats
#9
Yang Yang, Qin He, Hong Wang, Xinyue Hu, Ying Luo, Guojuan Liang, Shengnan Kuang, Shaoshan Mai, Jie Ma, Xiaoyan Tian, Qi Chen, Junqing Yang
The present study was designed to observe the protective effect and mechanisms of meloxicam on liver injury caused by chronic aluminium exposure in rats. The histopathology was detected by hematoxylin-eosin staining. The levels of prostaglandin E2, cyclic adenosine monophosphate and inflammatory cytokines were detected by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay. The expressions of cyclooxygenases-2, prostaglandin E2 receptors and protein kinase A were measured by western blotting and immunohistochemistry. Our experimental results showed that aluminium overload significantly damaged the liver...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423141/intimate-partner-violence-and-incidence-of-common-mental-disorder
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Marcela Franklin Salvador de Mendonça, Ana Bernarda Ludermir
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of intimate partner violence against women reported in the last 12 months and seven years with the incidence of common mental disorders. METHODS: A prospective cohort study with 390 women from 18 to 49 years, registered in the Family Health Program of the city of Recife, State of Pernambuco; from July 2013 to December 2014. The Self Reporting Questionnaire-20 (SRQ-20) assessed mental health. Intimate partner violence consists of concrete acts of psychological, physical or sexual violence that the partner inflicts on the woman...
April 10, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423140/arboviruses-emerging-in-brazil-challenges-for-clinic-and-implications-for-public-health
#11
Maria Rita Donalisio, André Ricardo Ribas Freitas, Andrea Paula Bruno Von Zuben
Arboviruses have been emerging in different parts of the world due to genetic changes in the virus, alteration of the host and vector population dynamics, or because of anthropogenic environmental factors. These viruses' capacity for adaptation is notable, as well as the likelihood of their emergence and establishment in new geographic areas. In Brazilian epidemiologic scenario, the most common arboviruses are DENV, CHIKV, and ZIKV, although others may spread in the country. Little is yet known of the impact of viral co-circulation, which would theoretically result in more intense viremia or other immunological alterations that could trigger autoimmune diseases, such as Guillain-Barré syndrome...
April 10, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423136/violence-against-women-esp%C3%A3-rito-santo-brazil
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Franciele Marabotti Costa Leite, Maria Helena Costa Amorim, Fernando C Wehrmeister, Denise Petrucci Gigante
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence and factors associated with psychological, physical and sexual violence in women victims of intimate partner violence assisted in the primary care services. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study, conducted in 26 health units in Vitória, State of Espírito Santo, from March to September 2014. We interviewed 991 women aged 20-59 years. To classify the psychological, physical and sexual violence, the World Health Organization instrument on violence against women was used and a questionnaire to investigate the sociodemographic, behavioral characteristics, and the women's family and life history was developed...
April 10, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423134/infant-mortality-by-color-or-race-from-rond%C3%A3-nia-brazilian-amazon
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Caroline Gava, Andrey Moreira Cardoso, Paulo Cesar Basta
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the quality of records for live births and infant deaths and to estimate the infant mortality rate for skin color or race, in order to explore possible racial inequalities in health. METHODS: Descriptive study that analyzed the quality of records of the Live Births Information System and Mortality Information System in Rondônia, Brazilian Amazonian, between 2006-2009. The infant mortality rates were estimated for skin color or race with the direct method and corrected by: (1) proportional distribution of deaths with missing data related to skin color or race; and (2) application of correction factors...
April 10, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422007/high-risk-of-dengue-type-2-outbreak-in-french-polynesia-2017
#14
Maite Aubry, Yoann Teissier, Mihiau Mapotoeke, Anita Teissier, Marine Giard, Didier Musso, Van-Mai Cao-Lormeau
In French Polynesia, the four serotypes of dengue virus (DENV-1 to -4) have caused 14 epidemics since the mid-1940s. From the end of 2016, an increasing number of Pacific Island Countries and Territories have reported DENV-2 outbreaks and in February 2017, DENV-2 infection was detected in French Polynesia in three travellers from Vanuatu. As DENV-2 has not been circulating in French Polynesia since December 2000, there is high risk for an outbreak to occur.
April 6, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421712/gastric-cancer-with-pituitary-metastasis-presenting-as-symptomatic-secondary-adrenal-insufficiency-case-report
#15
Xue Lin Dou, Na Zhou, Yu Lin Mai, Mei Guan, Zhao Sun, Xin Gao, Chun Mei Bai
Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and Eastern Asia has the highest incidence.(1,2) The overall prognosis remains poor for advanced GC.(3).
April 19, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420208/serum-insulin-like-growth-factor-axis-and-the-risk-of-pancreatic-cancer-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
Yuanfeng Gong, Bingyi Zhang, Yadi Liao, Yunqiang Tang, Cong Mai, Tiejun Chen, Hui Tang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between serum concentration of insulin-like growth factor (IGF) and the risk of pancreatic cancer (PaC). METHODS: We identified eligible studies in Medline and EMBASE databases (no reference trials from 2014 to 2016) in addition to the reference lists of original studies and review articles on this topic. A summary of relative risks with 95% confidence intervals (CI) was calculated using a random-effects model. The heterogeneity between studies was assessed using Cochran Q and I² statistics...
April 18, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419631/tgpl2-a-patatin-like-phospholipase-domain-containing-protein-is-involved-in-the-maintenance-of-apicoplast-lipids-homeostasis-in-toxoplasma
#17
Maude F Lévêque, Laurence Berry, Yoshiki Yamaryo-Botté, Hoa Mai Nguyen, Marine Galera, Cyrille Y Botté, Sébastien Besteiro
Patatin-like phospholipases are involved in numerous cellular functions, including lipid metabolism and membranes remodeling. The patatin-like catalytic domain, whose phospholipase activity relies on a serine-aspartate dyad and an anion binding box, is widely spread among prokaryotes and eukaryotes. We describe TgPL2, a novel patatin-like phospholipase domain-containing protein from the parasitic protist Toxoplasma gondii. TgPL2 is a large protein, in which the key motifs for enzymatic activity are conserved in the patatin-like domain...
April 17, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419368/leukotriene-a4-hydrolase-genotype-and-hiv-infection-influence-intracerebral-inflammation-and-survival-from-tuberculous-meningitis
#18
Nguyen T T Thuong, Dorothee Heemskerk, Trinh T B Tram, Le T P Thao, Lalita Ramakrishnan, Vu T N Ha, Nguyen D Bang, Tran T H Chau, Nguyen H Lan, Maxine Caws, Sarah J Dunstan, Nguyen V V Chau, Marcel Wolbers, Nguyen T H Mai, Guy E Thwaites
Background.: Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is the most devastating form of tuberculosis, yet very little is known about the pathophysiology. We hypothesized that the genotype of leukotriene A4 hydrolase (encoded by LTA4H), which determines inflammatory eicosanoid expression, influences intracerebral inflammation, and predicts survival from TBM. Methods.: We characterized the pretreatment clinical and intracerebral inflammatory phenotype and 9-month survival of 764 adults with TBM...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418840/distinct-mdct-imaging-features-to-differential-diagnosis-of-hepatic-paragonimiasis-and-small-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#19
Sheng Zhang, Si-Ming Xie, Yong-Hua Chen, Xu-Bao Liu, Gang Mai
We used multi-row detector computed tomography (MDCT) to identify the distinguishing characteristics of hepatic paragonimiasis and small hepatocellular carcinoma lesions. We analyzed a cohort of 60 patients, of which 26 had hepatic paragonimiasis and 34 with a small (≤ 3cm) hepatocellular carcinoma. MDCT detected 65 lesions that were retrospectively reviewed and analyzed based on their imaging features. Both groups showed distinct MDCT imaging features that could contribute to an accurate diagnosis. In the paragonimiasis group, 75% (21/28) lesions were located in the hepatic subcapsular region, whereas only 10...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418672/a-liposome-encapsulated-ruthenium-polypyridine-complex-as-a-theranostic-platform-for-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#20
Jianliang Shen, Hancheon Kim, Joy Wolfram, Chao-Feng Mu, Wei Zhang, Haoran Liu, Yan Xie, Junhua Mai, Hang Zhang, Zhi Li, Maria L Guevara, Zong-Wan Mao, Haifa Shen
Ruthenium coordination complexes have the potential to serve as novel theranostic agents for cancer. However, a major limitation in their clinical implementation is effective tumor accumulation. In this study, we have developed a liposome-based theranostic nanodelivery system for [Ru(phen)2dppz](ClO4)2 (Lipo-Ru). This ruthenium polypyridine complex emits a strong fluorescent signal when incorporated in the hydrophobic lipid bilayer of the delivery vehicle or in the DNA helix, enabling visualization of the therapeutic agent in tumor tissues...
April 18, 2017: Nano Letters
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