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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653986/3d-qsar-and-molecular-docking-studies-on-the-tcpmca1-mediated-detoxification-of-scopoletin-and-coumarin-derivatives
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Qiu-Li Hou, Jin-Xiang Luo, Bing-Chuan Zhang, Gao-Fei Jiang, Wei Ding, Yong-Qiang Zhang
The carmine spider mite, Tetranychus cinnabarinus (Boisduval), is an economically important agricultural pest that is difficult to prevent and control. Scopoletin is a botanical coumarin derivative that targets Ca(2+)-ATPase to exert a strong acaricidal effect on carmine spider mites. In this study, the full-length cDNA sequence of a plasma membrane Ca(2+)-ATPase 1 gene (TcPMCA1) was cloned. The sequence contains an open reading frame of 3750 bp and encodes a putative protein of 1249 amino acids. The effects of scopoletin on TcPMCA1 expression were investigated...
June 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653337/hardystonite-coated-poly-l-lactide-nanofibrous-scaffold-and-efficient-osteogenic-differentiation-of-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#2
Banafsheh Tavangar, Shaghayegh Arasteh, Haleh Edalatkhah, Ali Salimi, Ali Doostmohammadi, Ehsan Seyedjafari
In this study, a ceramic-coated nanofibrous scaffold has been fabricated to biomimic the microstructure of natural extracellular matrix and the stiffening inorganic compartment of bone. Poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA) nanofibers were electrospun and exposed to oxygen plasma to induce hydrophilicity and promote ceramic adsorption. Hardystonite (HS), which possesses superior osteoinduction potential over hydroxyapatite, was coated on plasma-treated PLLA nanofibers by drenching the nanofibers in HS suspension. Pure and composite PLLA-based scaffolds were characterized in terms of physical and biological properties...
June 27, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652558/sex-difference-of-hyperinsulinemia-in-the-c57bl-6j-daruma-obese-mouse
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Yoshihiro Suzuki, Keiko Nakahara, Takuya Ensho, Noboru Murakami
The C57BL/6J-Daruma mouse is an animal model of obesity derived from the original genetically obese ICR-Daruma mouse by transfer of the phenotype into the C57BL/6J background by backcrossing into the C57BL/6J strain. Although, like the original ICR-Daruma mouse model, both male and female C57BL/6J-Daruma mice develop obesity, the latter strain shows sex differences in several phenotypes. A sex difference in plasma insulin levels was especially notable in C57BL/6J-Daruma mice; only males showed hyperinsulinemia...
June 25, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652005/recent-trends-in-determination-of-thiamine-and-its-derivatives-in-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Jaroslav Jenčo, Lenka Kujovská Krčmová, Dagmar Solichová, Petr Solich
Over the last five decades, many methods to analyze thiamine (vitamin B1) and its phosphorylated forms in urine, whole blood, serum, plasma and erythrocytes have been proposed. Some of the methods are presently used in routine practice, but analytical problems regarding reproducibility, standardization, lack of automation, time consuming procedures for pretreatment and analysis are often discussed. With modern approaches to bioanalysis in clinical research of vitamins, whole processes can be automated, making analysis less time consuming, with reduced consumption of solvents and samples...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651949/%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cell-function-is-inhibited-in-end-stage-renal%C3%A2-disease-and-impacted-by-latent-tuberculosis%C3%A2-infection
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Jennifer A Juno, Jillian L M Waruk, Angela Harris, Christine Mesa, Carmen Lopez, Joe Bueti, T Blake Ball, Sandra A Kiazyk
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are at elevated risk of acquiring infectious diseases, including tuberculosis (TB). Inflammation and uremia negatively impact immune function in this population, but specific pathways involved in TB immunity have not been identified. Although γδ T cells are known to contribute to protection from TB, their phenotype and function in patients with ESRD is relatively unknown. To determine this we recruited 20 patients with and 20 without ESRD (controls), with or without latent TB infection to assess γδ T cell frequency, surface phenotype, and cytokine production by flow cytometry in response to stimulation...
June 24, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651702/effect-of-dha-supplementation-on-oxylipin-levels-in-plasma-and-immune-cell-stimulated-blood
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Jan Philipp Schuchardt, Annika I Ostermann, Lisa Stork, Sabrina Fritzsch, Heike Kohrs, Theresa Greupner, Andreas Hahn, Nils Helge Schebb
INTRODUCTION: EPA and DHA cause different physiological effects, which are in many cases mediated via their oxidative metabolites (oxylipins). However, metabolism studies investigating the effect of either EPA or DHA on comprehensive oxylipin patterns are lacking. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The short and long term (1, 3, 6, and 12 week) effect of 1076mg/d DHA (free of EPA) on free (unesterified) oxylipin concentrations in plasma and lipopolysacharid (LPS) stimulated blood of 12 healthy men (mean age 25...
June 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651609/optimisation-of-a-double-centrifugation-method-for-preparation-of-canine-platelet-rich-plasma
#7
Hyeok-Soo Shin, Heung-Myong Woo, Byung-Jae Kang
BACKGROUND: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been expected for regenerative medicine because of its growth factors. However, there is considerable variability in the recovery and yield of platelets and the concentration of growth factors in PRP preparations. The aim of this study was to identify optimal relative centrifugal force and spin time for the preparation of PRP from canine blood using a double-centrifugation tube method. METHODS: Whole blood samples were collected in citrate blood collection tubes from 12 healthy beagles...
June 26, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651327/alpha-klotho-and-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-among-alcoholics
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Geraldine Quintero-Platt, Emilio González-Reimers, Melchor Rodríguez-Gaspar, Candelaria Martín-González, Onán Pérez-Hernández, Lucía Romero-Acevedo, Elisa Espelosín-Ortega, María José de la Vega-Prieto, Francisco Santolaria-Fernández
Aims: Alcoholism may be a cardiovascular risk factor. Osteocyte derived molecules such as fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) and soluble α Klotho have recently been associated with cardiovascular disease, but their role in alcoholics is unknown. We here analyze the behavior of FGF23 and α Klotho in alcoholics. Methods: Ninety-seven alcoholic patients were assessed for liver function, presence of hypertension, diabetes, atrial fibrillation, left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), vascular calcifications (assessed by chest X-ray) and nutritional status (lean and fat mass measured by densitometry)...
June 23, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650446/exosomes-from-plasmodium-infected-hosts-inhibit-tumor-angiogenesis-in-a-murine-lewis-lung-cancer-model
#9
Y Yang, Q Liu, J Lu, D Adah, S Yu, S Zhao, Y Yao, L Qin, L Qin, X Chen
Previous research to investigate the interaction between malaria infection and tumor progression has revealed that malaria infection can potentiate host immune response against tumor in tumor-bearing mice. Exosomes may play key roles in disseminating pathogenic host-derived molecules during infection because several studies have shown the involvement and roles of extracellular vesicles in cell-cell communication. However, the role of exosomes generated during Plasmodium infection in tumor growth, progression and angiogenesis has not been studied either in animals or in the clinics...
June 26, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649788/pharmacokinetics-and-dynamics-of-mycophenolate-mofetil-after-single-dose-oral-administration-in-juvenile-dachshunds
#10
M Grobman, D M Boothe, H Rindt, B G Williamson, M L Katz, J R Coates, C R Reinero
Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is recommended as an alternative/complementary immunosuppressant. Pharmacokinetic and dynamic effects of MMF are unknown in young-aged dogs. We investigated the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of single oral dose MMF metabolite, mycophenolic acid (MPA), in healthy juvenile dogs purpose-bred for the tripeptidyl peptidase 1 gene (TPP1) mutation. The dogs were heterozygous for the mutation (nonaffected carriers). Six dogs received 13 mg/kg oral MMF and two placebo. Pharmacokinetic parameters derived from plasma MPA were evaluated...
June 25, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649510/targeted-screening-of-succinic-semialdehyde-dehydrogenase-deficiency-ssadhd-employing-an-enzymatic-assay-for-%C3%AE-hydroxybutyric-acid-ghb-in-biofluids
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C Wernli, S Finochiaro, C Volken, H Andresen-Streichert, A Buettler, D Gygax, G S Salomons, E E Jansen, G R Ainslie, K R Vogel, K M Gibson
HYPOTHESIS: An enzymatic assay for quantification of γ-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) in biofluids can be employed for targeted screening of succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase deficiency (SSADHD) in selected populations. RATIONALE: We used a two-tiered study approach, in which the first study (proof of concept) examined 7 urine samples derived from patients with SSADHD and 5 controls, and the second study (feasibility study) examined a broader sample population of patients and controls, including plasma...
June 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649487/rapid-decrease-of-circulating-tumor-dna-predicted-the-treatment-effect-of-nivolumab-in-a-lung-cancer-patient-within-only-5-days
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Yuki Iijima, Yosuke Hirotsu, Kenji Amemiya, Seishi Higashi, Yoshihiro Miyashita, Masao Omata
A 77-year-old Japanese man presented to our hospital with a 1-month history of low back pain and was diagnosed as having stage IV EGFR mutation-positive lung adenocarcinoma. After treatment with EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor and cytotoxic chemotherapy, nivolumab was started as fourth-line therapy. Remarkable regression of the primary tumor was observed, suggesting high anti-tumor activity of nivolumab. We retrospectively investigated the change in circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) variant allele fractions in serial plasma samples before and after the nivolumab therapy...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649367/nitric-oxide-signalling-and-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-in-the-heart-under-stress
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REVIEW
Yin Hua Zhang
Nitric oxide (NO) is an imperative regulator of the cardiovascular system and is a critical mechanism in preventing the pathogenesis and progression of the diseased heart. The scenario of bioavailable NO in the myocardium is complex: 1) NO is derived from both endogenous NO synthases (endothelial, neuronal, and/or inducible NOSs [eNOS, nNOS, and/or iNOS]) and exogenous sources (entero-salivary NO pathway) and the amount of NO from exogenous sources varies significantly; 2) NOSs are located at discrete compartments of cardiac myocytes and are regulated by distinctive mechanisms under stress; 3) NO regulates diverse target proteins through different modes of post-transcriptional modification (soluble guanylate cyclase [sGC]/cyclic guanosine monophosphate [cGMP]/protein kinase G [PKG]-dependent phosphorylation, S-nitrosylation, and transnitrosylation); 4) the downstream effectors of NO are multidimensional and vary from ion channels in the plasma membrane to signalling proteins and enzymes in the mitochondria, cytosol, nucleus, and myofilament; 5) NOS produces several radicals in addition to NO (e...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649187/distinct-proteome-pathology-of-circulating-microparticles-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Ole Østergaard, Christoffer Tandrup Nielsen, Julia T Tanassi, Line V Iversen, Søren Jacobsen, Niels H H Heegaard
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is poorly understood but has been linked to defective clearance of subcellular particulate material from the circulation. This study investigates the origin, formation, and specificity of circulating microparticles (MPs) in patients with SLE based on comprehensive MP proteome profiling using patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and healthy donors (HC) as controls. METHODS: We purified MPs from platelet-poor plasma using differential centrifugation of samples from SLE (n = 45), SSc (n = 38), and two sets of HC (n = 35, n = 25)...
2017: Clinical Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649069/altered-antibacterial-activity-of-curcumin-in-the-presence-of-serum-albumin-plasma-and-whole-blood
#15
Sin Yeang Teow, Syed A Ali
Antibacterial effect is one of the major therapeutic activities of plant-derived Curcumin. This work evaluated the effect of serum albumin, human plasma, and whole blood on the in vitro activity of Curcumin against eight clinical bacterial isolates by standard broth microdilution and plate-counting methods. Toxicological effects of Curcumin towards human red blood cells (RBCs) and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were also investigated. Curcumin exhibited weak activity against gram-negative bacteria, except Escherichia coli and Shigella flexneri were susceptible and was most active against gram-positive bacteria: Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes and Enterococcus faecalis...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648869/long-term-cytokine-and-growth-factor-release-from-equine-platelet-rich-fibrin-clots-obtained-with-two-different-centrifugation-protocols
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Román F Jiménez-Aristizabal, Catalina López, María E Álvarez, Carlos Giraldo, Marta Prades, Jorge U Carmona
OBJECTIVES: To compare the temporal release (over three weeks) of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin 4 (IL-4), IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra), platelet-derived growth factor BB (PDGF-BB) and transforming growth factor beta-1 (TGF-β1) from two platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) preparations from equine blood obtained at either 240g/8min or 416g/10min. METHODS: Whole blood from 10 horses was used to obtain PRF clots by two different centrifugation protocols...
June 22, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648864/impact-of-plasma-protein-binding-on-cargo-release-by-thermosensitive-liposomes-probed-by-fluorescence-correlation-spectroscopy
#17
Judith J Mittag, Barbara Kneidl, Tobias Preiß, Martin Hossann, Gerhard Winter, Stefan Wuttke, Hanna Engelke, Joachim O Rädler
Thermosensitive liposomes (TSLs) whose phase-transition temperature (Tm) lies slightly above body temperature are ideal candidates for controlled drug release via local hyperthermia. Recent studies, however, have revealed disruptive shifts in the release temperature Tr in mouse plasma, which are attributed to undefined interactions with blood proteins. Here, we study the effects of four major plasma proteins - serum albumin (SA), transferrin (Tf), apolipoprotein A1 (ApoA1) and fibrinogen (Fib) - on the temperature-dependent release of fluorescein di-β-D-galactopyranoside (FDG) from TSLs...
June 22, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648684/hbk-15-protects-mice-from-stress-induced-behavioral-disturbances-and-changes-in-corticosterone-bdnf-and-ngf-levels
#18
Karolina Pytka, Monika Głuch-Lutwin, Magdalena Kotańska, Elżbieta Żmudzka, Magdalena Jakubczyk, Anna Waszkielewicz, Paulina Janiszewska, Maria Walczak
Unlike majority of current antidepressants, HBK-15-a 5-HT1A and 5-HT7 receptor antagonist - showed memory-enhancing properties. In this study, we aimed to further characterize pharmacological profile of HBK-15 and investigate its antidepressant- and anxiolytic-like activity in the mouse model of unpredictable chronic mild stress. We used sucrose consumption test, forced swim test and elevated plus maze and evaluated the influence on brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and nerve growth factor (NGF) levels in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex, as well as body weight, relative adrenal glands weight and plasma corticosterone level in the stressed mice...
June 22, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648555/comparison-of-plasma-pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-pedf-retinol-binding-protein-4-rbp-4-chitinase-3-like-protein-1-ykl-40-and-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-bdnf-for-the-identification-of-insulin-resistance
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F J K Toloza, M C Pérez-Matos, M L Ricardo-Silgado, M C Morales-Álvarez, J O Mantilla-Rivas, J A Pinzón-Cortés, M Pérez-Mayorga, M L Arévalo-García, G Tolosa-González, C O Mendivil
AIMS: To evaluate and compare the association of four potential insulin resistance (IR) biomarkers (pigment-epithelium-derived factor [PEDF], retinol-binding-protein-4 [RBP-4], chitinase-3-like protein 1 [YKL-40] and brain-derived neurotrophic factor [BDNF]) with objective measures of IR. METHODS: We studied 81 subjects with different metabolic profiles. All participants underwent a 5-point OGTT with calculation of multiple IR indexes. A subgroup of 21 participants additionally underwent a hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647631/a-prospective-randomized-multicenter-clinical-trial-on-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-a-ready-to-use-fibrin-sealant-as-an-adjunct-to-hemostasis-during-vascular-surgery
#20
Ian Chetter, Gerard Stansby, José Aurelio Sarralde, Vicente Riambau, Antonio Giménez-Gaibar, Kent MacKenzie, Francisco Acín, Jordi Navarro-Puerto
PURPOSE: Anastomotic or "stitch hole" bleeding is common during vascular surgery with synthetic material such as Dacron or polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Hemostatic adjuncts such as fibrin sealant (FS) may reduce blood loss and operating time in such circumstances. We evaluated the safety and the hemostatic effectiveness of a ready-to-use human plasma-derived FS in vascular surgery. METHODS: Patients with mild / moderate suture line bleeding during elective, open, vascular surgery using synthetic grafts or patches were studied...
June 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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