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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521331/retinal-deep-capillary-ischemia-associated-with-an-occluded-congenital-retinal-macrovessel
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Taiji Hasegawa, Nahoko Ogata
PURPOSE: To report the case of a patient with an occluded congenital retinal macrovessel accompanied by retinal deep capillary ischemia. METHODS: A 38-year-old woman presented with a 2-day history of a paracentral scotoma of her right eye. RESULTS: Fundus photograph showed a dilated congenital retinal macrovessel with arteriovenous anastomosis, an intravascular white region indicating the thrombus at arteriovenous anastomotic region, and an area of retinal whitening temporal to the fovea...
July 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505073/anti-pigmentary-effect-of-4-hydroxysattabacin-from-the-marine-derived-bacterium-bacillus-sp
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Kyuri Kim, Alain S Leutou, Haein Jeong, Dayoung Kim, Chi Nam Seong, Sang-Jip Nam, Kyung-Min Lim
Bioactivity-guided isolation of a crude extract from a culture broth of Bacillus sp. has led to the isolation of (-)-4-hydroxysattabacin (1). The inhibitory effect of (-)-4-hydroxysattabacin (1) was investigated on melanogenesis in the murine melanoma cell line, B16F10, and human melanoma cell line, MNT-1, as well as a pigmented 3D-human skin model. (-)-4-Hydroxysattabacin treatment decreased melanin contents in a dose-dependent manner in α-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH)-stimulated B16F10 cells. Quantitative real time PCR (qRT-PCR) demonstrated that treatment with (-)-4-hydroxysattabacin down-regulated several melanogenic genes, including tyrosinase, tyrosinase-related protein 1 (TRP-1), and tyrosinase-related protein 2 (TRP-2) while their enzymatic activities were unaffected...
May 13, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496237/whitening-toothpaste-with-charcoal
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 12, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496230/invasive-cervical-resorption-and-the-oro-facial-cleft-patient-a-review-and-case-series
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A O'Mahony, C McNamara, A Ireland, J Sandy, J Puryer
Introduction Invasive cervical resorption (ICR) has an unknown aetiology, yet it exhibits very aggressive behaviour compared with typical external root resorption, posing a high risk of tooth loss.Aim To investigate the number of patients at the Dublin Cleft Prosthodontic Department with an oro-facial cleft who experienced ICR and to identify any possible aetiological factors.Materials and method A retrospective investigation of all oro-facial cleft patients treated at the Dublin Cleft Prosthodontic Department, St James's Hospital, Dublin...
May 12, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486039/flow-cytometric-measurement-of-the-cellular-propagation-of-tdp-43-aggregation
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Rafaa Zeineddine, Daniel R Whiten, Natalie E Farrawell, Luke McAlary, Maya A Hanspal, Janet R Kumita, Mark R Wilson, Justin J Yerbury
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a devastating neuromuscular degenerative disease characterized by a focal onset of motor neuron loss, followed by contiguous outward spreading of pathology including TAR DNA-binding protein of 43 kDa (TDP-43) aggregates. Previous work suggests that TDP-43 can move between cells. Here we used a novel flow cytometry technique (FloIT) to analyze TDP-43 inclusions and propagation. When cells were transfected to express either mutant G294A TDP-43 fused to GFP or wild type TDP-43fused to tomato red and then co-cultured, flow cytometry detected intact cells containing both fusion proteins and using FloIT detected an increase in the numbers of inclusions in lysates from cells expressing wild type TDP-43-tomato...
May 9, 2017: Prion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469814/comparison-of-laser-and-power-bleaching-techniques-in-tooth-color-change
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Reza Fekrazad, Shervin Alimazandarani, Katayoun Am Kalhori, Hadi Assadian, Seyed-Mahdi Mirmohammadi
BACKGROUND: Laser-assisted bleaching uses laser beam to accelerate release of free radicals within the bleaching gel to decrease time of whitening procedure. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of power bleaching using Opalescence Xtra Boost® and laser bleaching technique using LaserSmile gel and diode laser as an activator in their tooth whitening capacity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Student t test showed that the laser bleaching group significantly outperformed the power bleaching group in changing ∆E (p=0...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467302/single-protein-detection-in-crowded-molecular-environments-in-cryo-em-images
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J Peter Rickgauer, Nikolaus Grigorieff, Winfried Denk
We present an approach to study macromolecular assemblies by detecting component proteins' characteristic high-resolution projection patterns, calculated from their known 3D structures, in single electron cryo-micrographs. Our method detects single apoferritin molecules in vitreous ice with high specificity and determines their orientation and location precisely. Simulations show that high spatial-frequency information and-in the presence of protein background-a whitening filter are essential for optimal detection, in particular for images taken far from focus...
May 3, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426841/bilateral-retinal-whitening-in-a-hospitalized-patient
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Ferhina S Ali, Ehsan Rahimy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 20, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421121/availability-pharmaceutics-security-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacological-activities-of-patchouli-alcohol
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REVIEW
Guanying Hu, Cheng Peng, Xiaofang Xie, Sanyin Zhang, Xiaoyu Cao
Patchouli alcohol (PA), a tricyclic sesquiterpene, is one of the critical bioactive ingredients and is mainly isolated from aerial part of Pogostemon cablin (known as guanghuoxiang in China) belonging to Labiatae. So far, PA has been widely applied in perfume industries. This review was written with the use of reliable information published between 1974 and 2016 from libraries and electronic researches including NCKI, PubMed, Reaxys, ACS, ScienceDirect, Springer, and Wiley-Blackwell, aiming at presenting comprehensive outline of security, pharmacokinetics, and bioactivities of PA and at further providing a potential guide in exploring the PA and its use in various medical fields...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417932/marine-microbial-derived-molecules-and-their-potential-use-in-cosmeceutical-and-cosmetic-products
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REVIEW
Cinzia Corinaldesi, Giulio Barone, Francesca Marcellini, Antonio Dell'Anno, Roberto Danovaro
The oceans encompass a wide range of habitats and environmental conditions, which host a huge microbial biodiversity. The unique characteristics of several marine systems have driven a variety of biological adaptations, leading to the production of a large spectrum of bioactive molecules. Fungi, fungi-like protists (such as thraustochytrids) and bacteria are among the marine organisms with the highest potential of producing bioactive compounds, which can be exploited for several commercial purposes, including cosmetic and cosmeceutical ones...
April 12, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416863/protective-effects-of-tetrahydrocurcumin-thc-on-fibroblast-and-melanoma-cell-lines-in-vitro-it-s-implication-for-wound-healing
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Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Mayank Gangwar, Sambhu Charan Mondal, Snehasis Jana
The aim of this study was to investigate the role of tetrahydrocurcumin (THC) against various skin health parameters using in vitro human foreskin fibroblast and melanoma cell lines (i.e. HFF-1 and B16-F10). The study was assessed using cell viability by MTT assay, identification of extracellular matrix component in HFF-1 cell line (i.e. collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid), melanin synthesis in B16-F10 cells, cell viability against UVB-induced stress in HFF-1 cells, and in vitro wound healing by the scratch assay...
April 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416402/improvement-of-skin-whitening-agents-efficiency-through-encapsulation-current-state-of-knowledge
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REVIEW
Elissa Ephrem, Hamid Elaissari, Hélène Greige-Gerges
Hyperpigmentation is one of the most common skin disorder that affects both men and women of all ethnic groups, caused by several factors, such as UV exposure and skin inflammation. Topical whitening agents were found to be the best and the least aggressive therapy for treating hyperpigmentation compared to instrumental approaches. However, topical treatment faces several obstacles due to the low stability of the whitening agents. Therefore, the encapsulation of these agents was found to be crucial as it enhances their physicochemical stability and increases their concentration at the targeted site via an improved skin permeation, penetration or distribution...
April 14, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412949/skin-whitening-among-cameroonian-female-university-students-knowledge-attitudes-practices-and-motivations
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Emmanuel Armand Kouotou, Jobert Richie N Nansseu, Hugues Adegbidi, Theophane Christel Joel Zoa Mebara, Elie Claude Ndjitoyap Ndam
BACKGROUND: Lack of data on skin whitening (SW) among Cameroonian female university students prompted us to undertake the present study which aimed at assessing the knowledge, attitudes, practices and motivations of female university students vis-a-vis SW. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted from January to April 2013 in 4 university campuses of Yaoundé, Cameroon. Any female student regularly registered in one of the study sites, who was present at the campus when the investigator visited and volunteered to participate in the study was enrolled...
April 17, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405245/chemical-composition-and-microhardness-of-human-enamel-treated-with-fluoridated-whintening-agents-a-study-in-situ
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Thais de Mendonça Petta, Yasmin do Socorro Batista de Lima Gomes, Renata Antunes Esteves, Kelson do Carmo Freitas Faial, Roberta Souza D Almeida Couto, Cecy Martins Silva
BACKGROUND: Dental whitening has been increasingly sought out to improve dental aesthetics, but may cause chemical and morphological changes in dental enamel surfaces. OBJECTIVE: Assess in situ the effects of high-concentration hydrogen peroxide with and without fluoride on human dental enamel using the ion chromatography test (IC) and the Knoop hardness test (KHN). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Nineteen enamel specimens were prepared using third human molars...
2017: Open Dentistry Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403270/evidence-for-anti-aging-south-korean-cosmeceuticals
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Ellinor R Quay, Yunyoung C Chang, Emmy Graber
<p>As the market for South Korean skin care products grows in the U.S. and worldwide, consumers will increasingly seek advice from dermatologists regarding their efficacy. In this paper, the evidence behind the anti-aging and skin whitening activity of ingredients in the most popular South Korean skin care products was reviewed and critically evaluated. Industry profit data from Euromonitor was obtained to identify the top cosmeceutical brands by retail value in South Korea. The top selling products and their ingredients were then identified from individual brand websites...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402083/long-chain-ionic-liquid-based-mixed-hemimicelles-and-magnetic-dispersed-solid-phase-extraction-for-the-extraction-of-fluorescent-whitening-agents-in-paper-materials
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Qing Wang, Bin Qiu, Xianbo Chen, Bin Wang, Hui Zhang, Xiaoyuan Zhang
A novel mixed hemimicelles and magnetic dispersive solid-phase extraction method based on long-chain ionic liquids for the extraction of five fluorescent whitening agents was established. The factors influenced on extraction efficiency were investigated. Under the optimal conditions, namely, the pH of sample solution at 8.0, the concentration of long chain ionic liquid at 0.5 mmol/L, the amount of Fe3 O4 nanoparticle at 12 mg, extraction time at 10 min, pH 6.0 of methanol as eluent, and the desorption time at 1 min, satisfactory results were obtained...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393568/assessment-of-radical-scavenging-whitening-and-moisture-retention-activities-of-panax-ginseng-berry-mediated-gold-nanoparticles-as-safe-and-efficient-novel-cosmetic-material
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Zuly Jiménez, Yeon-Ju Kim, Ramya Mathiyalagan, Kwang-Hoon Seo, Padmanaban Mohanan, Jong-Chan Ahn, Yu-Jin Kim, Deok Chun Yang
Panax ginseng berry extract possess remarkable pharmacological effects on skin treatment such as anti-aging, antioxidant, promotor of collagen synthesis and alleviation against atopic dermatitis. In recent years, gold nanoparticles have gained much attention due to their extensive range of applications in particular in the field of drug delivery as a result of their biological compatibility and low toxicity. In a previous study, we designed and developed biocompatible gold and silver nanoparticles based on phytochemical profile and pharmacological efficacy of P...
April 9, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392645/knowledge-and-behavior-regarding-cosmetics-in-koreans-visiting-dermatology-clinics
#18
Soyun Cho, Sohee Oh, Nack In Kim, Young Suck Ro, Joung Soo Kim, Young Min Park, Chun Wook Park, Weon Ju Lee, Dong Kun Kim, Dong Won Lee, Sang Jun Lee
BACKGROUND: Cosmetics can affect the skin condition profoundly, and yet no survey has been performed in Koreans visiting dermatology clinics. OBJECTIVE: To assess knowledge and consumer behavior regarding cosmetics in Koreans visiting dermatology clinics. METHODS: A questionnaire consisting of 43 questions concerning demographics and use/knowledge/selection/purchase of cosmetics was given to patients and accompanying persons who visited dermatologic clinics in university and private clinic settings...
April 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391665/a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial-to-evaluate-extrinsic-stain-removal-of-a-whitening-dentifrice
#19
Géza Terézhalmy, Tao He, Mary Kay Anastasia, Rachelle Eusebio
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the extrinsic stain removal efficacy of a new whitening dentifrice containing sodium hexametaphosphate (SHMP) over a two-week period. METHODS: This study used a controlled and randomized, examiner-blind, single-center, two-treatment, parallel group design. Subjects with visible extrinsic dental stain on facial surfaces of their anterior teeth, and meeting all study criteria, were entered into the trial. The test group received the whitening dentifrice with sodium fluoride and SHMP and an ADA reference soft manual toothbrush...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391663/a-comparative-study-of-laboratory-dentifrice-abrasion-measuring-methods
#20
Michael Prencipe, Mark Vandeven, Brian N Feldman, Bruce R Schemehorn
OBJECTIVES: Recently, a profilometry-based method for measuring toothpaste dentin abrasivity has been proposed to be equivalent to the traditional radiotracer RDA (relative dentin abrasion) procedure. This review outlines the findings and comparative assessment of laboratory studies used to measure the abrasivity of commercially available whitening dentifrices on human dentin. Traditional radiotracer and profilometry RDA-PE (Profilometry Equivalent) methods were assessed, with the objective of determining how they compare, and also to learn if the two techniques yield RDA values that are consistent with each other, specifically in ranking and potential for discrimination of three commercially available silica-based products...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Dentistry
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