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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926955/identification-of-novel-bisbenzimidazole-derivatives-as-anticancer-vacuolar-h%C3%A2-%C2%BA-atpase-inhibitors
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Renukadevi Patil, Arpita Kulshrestha, Anjali Tikoo, Sara Fleetwood, Gajendra Katara, Bala Kolli, William Seibel, Alice Gilman-Sachs, Shivaputra A Patil, Kenneth D Beaman
The vacuolar (H⁺)-ATPases (V-ATPases) are a family of ATP-driven proton pumps and they have been associated with cancer invasion, metastasis, and drug resistance. Despite the clear involvement of V-ATPases in cancer, the therapeutic use of V-ATPase-targeting small molecules has not reached human clinical trials to date. Thus, V-ATPases are emerging as important targets for the identification of potential novel therapeutic agents. We identified a bisbenzimidazole derivative (V) as an initial hit from a similarity search using four known V-ATPase inhibitors (I-IV)...
September 16, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926827/one-year-follow-up-of-girls-with-precocious-puberty-and-their-mothers-do-psychological-assessments-change-over-time-or-with-treatment
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Melissa J Schoelwer, Kelly L Donahue, Paula Didrick, Erica A Eugster
BACKGROUND: To determine whether psychological characteristics of girls with variations of early puberty and their mothers change over time and with treatment in girls with central precocious puberty (CPP). METHODS: Girls with CPP, premature adrenarche (PA), and early normal puberty (ENP) completed psychological assessments at baseline and after 1 year along with their mothers. All girls with CPP were treated with GnRH analogs. Psychological effects of group and time were examined using 2 × 3 mixed ANOVAs...
September 19, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926677/ca-2-influxes-and-transmembrane-transport-are-essential-for-phytic-acid-degradation-in-mung-bean-sprouts
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Ting Zhou, Pei Wang, Runqiang Yang, Xinyue Wang, Zhenxin Gu
BACKGROUND: Phytic acid is considered as an antinutrient. Ca(2+) addition during germination has been proved to be an effective method for reducing phytic acid content in seeds. In this study, mung bean sprouts were treated with LaCl3 (La), verapamil (VP), ruthenium red (RR) and CaCl2 to explore the effect of Ca(2+) influxes on phytic acid degradation. RESULTS: 6 mM CaCl2 significantly improved extracellular and intracellular calcium precipitates and calcium content, elevated phytase and acid phosphatase activity and further enhanced phytic acid degradation...
September 19, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926263/copper-sulfide-perfluorocarbon-nanodroplets-as-clinically-relevant-photoacoustic-ultrasound-imaging-agents
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Daniela Y Santiesteban, Diego S Dumani, Daniel Profili, Stanislav Y Emelianov
We have developed laser-activated perfluorocarbon nanodroplets containing copper sulfide nanoparticles (CuS NPs) for contrast-enhanced ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging. As potential clinical contrast agents, CuS NPs have favorable properties including biocompatibility, biodegradability and enhance contrast in photoacoustic images at clinically relevant depths. However, CuS NPs are not efficient optical absorbers when compared to plasmonic nanoparticles and therefore, contrast enhancement with CuS NPs is limited, requiring high concentrations to generate images with sufficient signal-to-noise ratio...
September 19, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925588/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-four-final-irrigation-protocols-on-root-canal-dentin-components-by-polarized-light-microscopy-and-scanning-electron-microscopy
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Flávia Emi Razera Baldasso, Luana Roleto Cardoso, Vinicius Duval da Silva, Renata Dornelles Morgental, Patrícia Maria Poli Kopper
The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of four endodontic chelating agents, followed by 2.5% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl), as final irrigation regimens on organic and inorganic components of human root dentin. Sixty mandibular incisors were prepared and randomly divided into six groups (n = 10): QMiX, 1% peracetic acid (PA), 17% EDTA, 10% citric acid (CA), 2.5% NaOCl (solution control) and distilled water (DW-negative control). After irrigation with the chelating agents, a final flush was performed with 2...
September 19, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925585/resemblance-in-physical-activity-levels-the-portuguese-sibling-study-on-growth-fitness-lifestyle-and-health
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S Pereira, P T Katzmarzyk, T N Gomes, M Souza, R N Chaves, F K Santos, D Santos, A Bustamante, T V Barreira, D Hedeker, J A Maia
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationships of biological, behavioral, familial, and environmental characteristics with siblings´ physical activity (PA) levels as well as the intrapair resemblance in PA. METHODS: The sample comprises 834 (390 females) biological siblings [brother-brother (BB), sister-sister (SS), brother-sister (BS)] aged 9 to 20 years. Total PA index (TPAI) was estimated by questionnaire. Information on potential behavioral, familial, and environmental correlates was obtained by self-report; body mass index (BMI), biological maturation, and physical fitness were measured...
September 19, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925534/highly-2-3-selective-polymerization-of-phenylallene-and-derivatives-with-rare-earth-metal-catalyst-from-amorphous-to-crystalline-products
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Fei Lin, Zhaohe Liu, Tiantian Wang, Dongmei Cui
Rare-earth metal complexes (Flu-CH2-Py)Ln(CH2SiMe3)2(THF)n (Ln = Sc(1), Lu(2), Tm(3), Y(4) and Gd(5)), upon the activation of [Ph3C][B(C6F5)4] and AliBu3, were firstly employed to catalyze the polymerization of allene derivatives under mild conditions. The Gd, Y, Tm, Lu metal based precursors exhibited distinguished 2,3-selectivity (>99.9%) for phenylallene (PA) polymerization, whereas the smallest Sc metal based precursor showed a moderate 2,3-selectivity. The activity increased with the central metal size following the trend of Gd(5)>Tm(4)>Y(3)>Lu(2)>Sc(1)...
September 19, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925497/the-feasibility-of-the-cd271-and-cd271-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-enrichment-toward-nucleus-pulposus-like-cells
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Katarzyna Jezierska-Wozniak, Monika Barczewska, Aleksandra Habich, Pawel Wojtacha, Wanda Badowska, Wojciech Maksymowicz, Joanna Wojtkiewicz
INTRODUCTION: Factors promoting nerve cell ingrowth are considered responsible for chronic back pain resulting from the intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD). One of the recent exploratory IDD treatments is stem cell transplantation therapy. The CD271 (low-affinity nerve growth factor receptor) has been identified as a marker of the most homogeneous mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) subset. It is capable of promoting differentiation along adipogenic, osteogenic and chondrogenic lineages and producing significantly higher levels of cytokines as compared to the total population of plastic adherence-mesenchymal stem cells (PA-MSCs)...
September 19, 2017: Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925023/fibrinolysis-from-blood-to-the-brain
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Robert L Medcalf
We all know about classical fibrinolysis, how plasminogen activation by either tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA) or urokinase-type plasminogen activator (u-PA) promotes fibrin breakdown, and how this process was harnessed for the therapeutic removal of blood clots. While this is still perfectly true and still applicable to thromboembolic conditions today, another dimension to this system came to light over two decades ago that implicated the plasminogen activating system in a context far removed from the dissolution of blood clots...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924617/dynamics-of-sodium-current-mediated-early-afterdepolarizations
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Daisuke Sato, Colleen E Clancy, Donald M Bers
Early afterdepolarizations (EADs) have been attributed to two primary mechanisms: 1) recovery from inactivation of the L-type calcium (Ca) channel and/or 2) spontaneous Ca release, which depolarizes the membrane potential through the electrogenic sodium-calcium exchanger (NCX). The sodium (Na) current (INa), especially the late component of the Na current, has been recognized as an important player to set up the conditions for EADs by reducing repolarization reserve and increasing intracellular Na concentration, which leads to Ca overload...
September 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924605/pai-1-is-a-critical-regulator-of-fgf23-homeostasis
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Mesut Eren, Aaron T Place, Paul M Thomas, Panagiotis Flevaris, Toshio Miyata, Douglas E Vaughan
Elevated levels of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), a bone-derived phosphaturic hormone, are associated with a number of pathologic conditions including chronic kidney disease, cardiac hypertrophy, and congestive heart failure. Currently, there are no specific treatments available to lower plasma FGF23 levels. We have recently reported that genetic plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) deficiency provided a significant reduction in circulating FGF23 levels while simultaneously prolonging the life span of Klotho-deficient mice...
September 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924583/screening-for-primary-aldosteronism-using-the-newly-developed-ids-isys%C3%A2-automated-assay-system
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P M O'Shea, T P Griffin, G A Browne, N Gallagher, J J Brady, M C Dennedy, M Bell, D Wall, M Fitzgibbon
BACKGROUND: The recommended approach to screening for primary aldosteronism (PA) in at-risk populations is to determine the ratio of aldosterone concentration (serum (SAC)/plasma (PAC)) to renin measured in plasma as activity (PRA) or concentration (DRC). However, lack of assay standardisation mandates the need for method-specific decision thresholds and clinical validation in the local population. AIM: The study objective was to establish method-specific aldosterone: renin ratio (ARR) cut-offs for PA in men and women using the IDS-iSYS® assay system (IDS plc)...
April 2017: Pract Lab Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924543/effect-of-the-pro12ala-polymorphism-of-the-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-2-gene-on-lipid-profile-and-adipokines-levels-in-obese-subjects
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E Becer, A Çırakoğlu
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) is a key regulator of metabolism, adipokines production and secretion. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the PPARγ2 gene Pro12Ala polymorphism in obesity in terms of body mass index (BMI), lipid parameters, homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR), serum lipid, leptin, adiponectin, resistin and chemerin levels. The study included 160 obese and 140 non obese subjects. The Pro12Ala polymorphism was determined by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP)...
June 30, 2017: Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics: BJMG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924247/low-level-activity-thresholds-for-changes-in-nmr-biomarkers-and-genes-in-high-risk-subjects-for-type-2-diabetes
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Karl-Heinz Herzig, Juhani Leppäluoto, Jari Jokelainen, Emmanuelle Meugnier, Sandra Pesenti, Harri Selänne, Kari A Mäkelä, Riikka Ahola, Timo Jämsä, Hubert Vidal, Sirkka Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi
Our objectives were to determine if there are quantitative associations between amounts and intensities of physical activities (PA) on NMR biomarkers and changes in skeletal muscle gene expressions in subjects with high risk for type 2 diabetes (T2D) performing a 3-month PA intervention. We found that PA was associated with beneficial biomarker changes in a factor containing several VLDL and HDL subclasses and lipids in principal component analysis (P = <0.01). Division of PA into quartiles demonstrated significant changes in NMR biomarkers in the 2nd - 4th quartiles compared to the 1st quartile representing PA of less than 2850 daily steps (P = 0...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923773/plasma-separation-using-a-membrane
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REVIEW
Ryuichiro Hirano, Kenichiro Namazuda, Junsuke Suemitsu, Tetsuro Harashima, Noriko Hirata
Plasma separation using a membrane is clinically used as plasmapheresis therapy, such as plasma exchange (PE), double-filtration plasmapheresis (DFPP), or plasma adsorption (PA) modalities. Plasma separation is performed either by centrifugation or by filtration, which involves a permeable hollow fiber membrane. A plasma separator with a hollow fiber membrane was first developed in Japan in the 1980s. It has been used for more than 30 years with continuous technical modifications. Treatment with a membrane-type plasma separator is a safe and well-established modality for many drug-resistant and/or refractory diseases...
August 31, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923565/chitin-and-chitosan-preparation-from-shrimp-shells-penaeus-monodon-and-its-human-ovarian-cancer-cell-line-pa-1
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Haripriya Srinivasan, Kanayairam Velayutham, Ramanibai Ravichandran
In the present study, chitin and chitosan preparation from shrimp shells Penaeus mondon and its ovarian cancer cell line (PA-1). FTIR spectrum sharp absorption peak at 1655cm(-1) is assigned to ketone C=O (α) unsaturated with chitosan. X-ray diffraction showed the presence of chitin and chitosan were strongest peak at 18.91° (β) and 29.75° (α) characters. SEM observations of chitin and chitosan surface morphologies of P. monodon showed that microfibril and porous structures. Anticancer activity of chitin and chitosan against human ovarian cancer cell line showed that chitosan an exhibited notable higher activity than chitin...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923270/definitive-abutments-placed-at-implant-insertion-and-never-removed-is-it-an-effective-approach-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Marco Tallarico, Martina Caneva, Silvio Mario Meloni, Erta Xhanari, Ugo Covani, Luigi Canullo
PURPOSE: To assess whether repeated abutment disconnections and reconnections have any impact on peri-implant bone resorption and soft tissue healing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Electronic and manual searches were conducted for English-language articles published up to March 2017 that identified a relation between repeated disconnections of implant abutments (PA group) and prosthetic or implant failures, complications, marginal bone loss (MBL), soft tissue healing, and esthetic evaluation (pink esthetic score [PES]) after at least 1 year of function compared with implants receiving a final abutment at the time of implant placement (DA group)...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923052/accessing-physical-activity-among-young-adults-attending-a-university-the-role-of-sex-race-ethnicity-technology-use-and-sleep
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Samuel D Towne, Marcia G Ory, Matthew Lee Smith, S Camille Peres, Adam W Pickens, Ranjana K Mehta, Mark Benden
BACKGROUND: Identifying factors associated with recommended physical activity (PA) levels are critical in efforts to combat the obesity epidemic and related comorbidities. METHODS: We conducted cross-sectional analyses of college students (n = 490) enrolled in a large southern state university in October of 2014. Our aim was to identify sociodemographic characteristics, technology use, and sleep patterns among college students and their independent relationship to recommended PA...
September 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922882/microsurgical-anatomy-of-the-interfascial-vein-its-significance-in-the-interfascial-dissection-of-the-pterional-approach
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Alvaro Campero, Pablo Ajler, Martín Paíz, Ramiro López Elizalde
BACKGROUND: The pterional approach (PA), together with its variants, is still one of the most common methods used by surgeons to reach the anterior and middle cranial base. A highly important technical detail during a PA is the preservation of the frontotemporal branch of the facial nerve, which can be achieved through an interfascial dissection. OBJECTIVE: To describe the anatomy of the interfascial vein (IFV), highlighting its recognition as a significant anatomic reference to perform an interfascial dissection (IFD)...
October 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922476/semiconducting-polymer-nanoparticles-for-centimeters-deep-photoacoustic-imaging-in-the-second-near-infrared-window
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Jiayingzi Wu, Liyan You, Lu Lan, Hyeon Jeong Lee, Saadia T Chaudhry, Rui Li, Ji-Xin Cheng, Jianguo Mei
Thienoisoindigo-based semiconducting polymer with a strong near-infrared absorbance is synthesized and its water-dispersed nanoparticles (TSPNs) are investigated as a contrast agent for photoacoustic (PA) imaging in the second near-infrared (NIR-II) window (1000-1350 nm). The TSPNs generate a strong PA signal in the NIR-II optical window, where background signals from endogenous contrast agents, including blood and lipid, are at the local minima. By embedding a TSPN-containing tube in chicken-breast tissue, an imaging depth of more than 5 cm at 1064 nm excitation is achieved with a contrast-agent concentration as low as 40 µg mL(-1) ...
September 18, 2017: Advanced Materials
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