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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234483/the-influence-of-emerging-markets-on-the-pharmaceutical-industry
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REVIEW
Maya Tannoury, Zouhair Attieh
Emerging markets represent an exceptional opportunity for the pharmaceutical industry. Although a precise definition is not yet available, economists define emerging markets as developing prosperous countries in which investment is expected to result in higher income despite high risks. Qualifying a market as emerging is not merely based on the economic status of the country, but also on several criteria that render the definition applicable to each country. Jim O'Neil, retired chairman of asset management at Goldman Sachs, identified leading economies of emerging markets: Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRIC) and later Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS) and then Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, and Turkey (MIST), which followed years later as the second tier of nations...
2017: Current Therapeutic Research, Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233188/the-rio-protein-kinase-encoding-gene-sj-riok-2-is-involved-in-key-reproductive-processes-in-schistosoma-japonicum
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Lu Zhao, Xin He, Christoph G Grevelding, Qing Ye, Ying Li, Robin B Gasser, Colette Dissous, Mudassar N Mughal, Yan-Qin Zhou, Jun-Long Zhao, Min Hu
BACKGROUND: Schistosomiasis is one of the most prevalent parasitic diseases worldwide and is caused by parasitic trematodes of the genus Schistosoma. The pathogenesis of schistosomiasis is caused by eggs whose production is the consequence of the pairing of schistosomes and the subsequent sexual maturation of the female. Previous studies have demonstrated that protein kinases are involved in processes leading to the male-induced differentiation of the female gonads, ovary and vitellarium...
December 12, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232484/juvenile-social-experience-and-differential-age-related-changes-in-the-dendritic-morphologies-of-subareas-of-the-prefrontal-cortex-in-rats
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B T Himmler, R Mychasiuk, A Nakahashi, S M Himmler, S M Pellis, B Kolb
Juvenile social interactions have been shown to influence the dendritic complexity of neurons in the prefrontal cortex. In particular, social play induces pruning of the cells in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), whereas interacting with multiple partners, whether those interactions involve play or not, increases the complexity of cells in the orbital frontal cortex (OFC). Previous studies suggest that these changes differ in their stability during adulthood. In the present study, rats were reared in groups of either four (quads) or two (pairs) and the brains of the rats from each rearing condition were then harvested at 60 days (i...
December 12, 2017: Synapse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231956/gender-diversity-sexual-orientation-and-bone-health-in-the-maturing-dancer
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REVIEW
Derrick D Brown
Gender identity forms an important aspect of still developing youths. Gender is traditionally classified into two distinct categories, female and male. Transgender is a general term that describes individuals who self-identity as male, female, both, or neither (i.e., gender fluid) and do not match the assigned at-birth gender. Adolescent transgender individuals are currently a marginal population. There are limited demographics on youths, but as of 2014 an estimate of 1.4 million adults in the USA identified as transgender...
December 2017: Medical Problems of Performing Artists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230529/sexual-maturity-and-life-stage-influences-toxic-metal-accumulation-in-croatian-brown-bears
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Maja Lazarus, Ankica Sekovanić, Tatjana Orct, Slaven Reljić, Jasna Jurasović, Đuro Huber
The influence of reproductive and (early) life stages on toxic metal levels was investigated in the brown bear (Ursus arctos), the largest mammalian predator species in Croatia. The purpose was to examine critical clusters in a population that might be at a higher risk of adverse health effects caused by metals as environmental contaminants. Levels of cadmium, mercury and lead in muscle, liver and kidney cortex of 325 male and 139 female bears, quantified by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, were analysed according to distinct bear life stages (young: cub, yearling, subadult; mature: adult)...
December 12, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230292/multiple-steroid-and-thyroid-hormones-detected-in-baleen-from-eight-whale-species
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Kathleen E Hunt, Nadine S Lysiak, Jooke Robbins, Michael J Moore, Rosemary E Seton, Leigh Torres, C Loren Buck
Recent studies have demonstrated that some hormones are present in baleen powder from bowhead (Balaena mysticetus) and North Atlantic right (Eubalaena glacialis) whales. To test the potential generalizability of this technique for studies of stress and reproduction in large whales, we sought to determine whether all major classes of steroid and thyroid hormones are detectable in baleen, and whether these hormones are detectable in other mysticetes. Powdered baleen samples were recovered from single specimens of North Atlantic right, bowhead, blue (Balaenoptera [B...
2017: Conservation Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229868/sex-dependent-differences-in-inflammatory-responses-during-liver-regeneration-in-a-murine-model-of-acute-liver-injury
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Debora Bizzaro, Marika Crescenzi, Rosa Di Liddo, Diletta Arcidiacono, Andrea Cappon, Thomas Bertalot, Vincenzo Amodio, Alessia Tasso, Annalisa Stefani, Valentina Bertazzo, Giacomo Germani, Chiara Frasson, Giuseppe Basso, Pierpaolo Parnigotto, Malcolm Ronald Alison, Patrizia Burra, Maria Teresa Conconi, Francesco Paolo Russo
A sexual dimorphism in liver inflammation and repair was previously demonstrated. Its cellular dissection in the course of acute liver injury (ALI) was explored. BALB/c mice were treated with carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) by intraperitoneal injection and sacrificed after 3, 5 and 8 days. Histological and hepatic cell population analyses were performed. The correlation between androgen receptor (AR) expression and liver recruited inflammatory cells was investigated by treatment with the AR antagonist flutamide...
December 11, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226264/generation-of-viable-progeny-from-dead-brooders-of-endangered-catfish-clarias-magur-hamilton-1822
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Sullip Kumar Majhi, Santosh Kumar
The obligatory air-breathing catfish Clarias magur is a prime candidate for aquaculture owing to its unique taste, high growth rate, and hardy nature. However, recently the IUCN has listed the species under the endangered category because the population has critically declined in the wild. The sexually mature C. magur brooders are often collected from their natural habitats for seed production in captivity. In many cases, the brooder dies due to handling injuries or confinement stress. In this study, we demonstrated that viable progeny could be generated from freshly dead sexually mature C...
October 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225350/maternal-by-environment-but-not-genotype-by-environment-interactions-in-a-fish-without-parental-care
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Regina Vega-Trejo, Megan L Head, Michael D Jennions, Loeske E B Kruuk
The impact of environmental conditions on the expression of genetic variance and on maternal effects variance remains an important question in evolutionary quantitative genetics. We investigate here the effects of early environment on variation in seven adult life history, morphological, and secondary sexual traits (including sperm characteristics) in a viviparous poeciliid fish, the mosquitofish Gambusia holbrooki. Specifically, we manipulated food availability during early development and then assessed additive genetic and maternal effects contributions to the overall phenotypic variance in adults...
December 11, 2017: Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221621/-fertility-preservation-in-oncology
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REVIEW
Laure Chaput, Anne-Sophie Grémeau, Solène Vorilhon, Hanae Pons, Cécile Chabrot, Victoria Grèze, Jean-Luc Pouly, Florence Brugnon
Since the improvement of cancer diagnosis and treatment, survival rates of these patients increase. Gonadal damages are frequent consequences of cancer treatments with different evidence of impaired fertility. In this context, fertility preservation should be proposed to patients exposed to potentially gonadotoxic treatments. Different preservation approaches may be proposed depending on patient age, sex, cancer type and type of treatment. The indications of fertility preservation depend on sexual maturity...
December 5, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216217/the-emerging-role-of-asc-in-dendritic-cell-metabolism-during-chlamydia-infection
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Danielle N McKeithen, Yusuf O Omosun, Khamia Ryans, Jing Mu, Zhonglin Xie, Tankya Simoneaux, Uriel Blas-Machado, Francis O Eko, Carolyn M Black, Joseph U Igietseme, Qing He
Chlamydia trachomatis is a bacterial agent that causes sexually transmitted infections worldwide. The regulatory functions of dendritic cells (DCs) play a major role in protective immunity against Chlamydia infections. Here, we investigated the role of ASC in DCs metabolism and the regulation of DCs activation and function during Chlamydia infection. Following Chlamydia stimulation, maturation and antigen presenting functions were impaired in ASC-/- DCs compared to wild type (WT) DCs, in addition, ASC deficiency induced a tolerant phenotype in Chlamydia stimulated DCs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214654/role-of-the-innate-immune-system-in-the-neuropathological-consequences-induced-by-adolescent-binge-drinking
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REVIEW
María Pascual, Jorge Montesinos, Consuelo Guerri
Adolescence is a critical stage of brain maturation in which important plastic and dynamic processes take place in different brain regions, leading to development of the adult brain. Ethanol drinking in adolescence disrupts brain plasticity and causes structural and functional changes in immature brain areas (prefrontal cortex, limbic system) that result in cognitive and behavioral deficits. These changes, along with secretion of sexual and stress-related hormones in adolescence, may impact self-control, decision making, and risk-taking behaviors that contribute to anxiety and initiation of alcohol consumption...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203795/water-depth-affects-reproductive-allocation-and-reproductive-allometry-in-the-submerged-macrophyte-vallisneria-natans
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Lei Li, Stephen P Bonser, Zhichun Lan, Ligang Xu, Jiakuan Chen, Zhiping Song
In freshwater ecosystems, shifts in hydrological regimes have profound effects on reproductive output (R), along with vegetative biomass (V) and survival of plants. Because reproductive allocation (RA) is allometric, it remains unclear whether the observed variation of RA in response to water level variability is due to fixed patterns of development or plasticity in the developmental trajectories. Here, we investigated shifts in RA of a submerged macrophyte Vallisneria natans in response to water depth to test the hypothesis that allometric trajectories of RA are highly plastic...
December 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202873/gene-expression-in-the-chicken-caecum-is-dependent-on-microbiota-composition
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Jiri Volf, Ondrej Polansky, Zuzana Sekelova, Philippe Velge, Catherine Schouler, Bernd Kaspers, Ivan Rychlik
Gut microbiota is of considerable importance for each host. Despite this, germ-free animals can be obtained and raised to sexual maturity and consequences of the presence or absence of gut microbiota on gene expression of the host remain uncharacterised. In this study, we performed an unbiased study of protein expression in the caecum of germ-free and colonised chickens. The major difference between these two groups was in the expression of immunoglobulins which were essentially absent in the germ-free chickens...
December 4, 2017: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201945/the-physiology-of-adolescent-sexual-behaviour-a-systematic-review
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Jan Pringle, Kathryn L Mills, John McAteer, Ruth Jepson, Emma Hogg, Neil Anand, Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
Objectives: To examine physiological influences of adolescent sexual behaviour, including associated psychosocial factors. Methods: Systematic review. Results: Thirteen studies met the inclusion criteria relating to adolescents, physiology and sexual behaviour. We excluded studies relating to abnormal development. Findings highlighted hormonal and gender differences. Females appear to be more influenced by psychosocial aspects, including the effects of peers, than males. Males may be more inclined to engage in unprotected sex with a greater number of partners...
January 2017: Cogent Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197294/gestational-ultrasonography-and-dopplerfluxometry-in-capuchin-monkeys-sapajus-apella-zoometric
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S A Miranda, D L Leão, K G Oliveira, I S Sodré, S F S Domingues
The objectives of the current study were as follows: 1) to evaluate blood flow in the uterine (UA) and umbilical (Uma) arteries in pregnant capuchin monkeys by measuring the resistive index (RI) and pulsatility index (PI); 2) to determine the presence or absence of the early diastolic notch and diastolic flow in the UA and Uma flow waveforms, respectively; 3) to perform conceptus echobiometry for fetal growth assessment during pregnancy; 4) to describe the moment that the fetal organs were initially observed; and 5) to determine when the diagnosis of fetal gender is possible...
November 26, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195009/ontogeny-of-surface-texture-of-limb-bones-in-modern-aquatic-birds-and-applicability-of-textural-ageing
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Junya Watanabe
Despite its importance in various disciplines, a general method to assess ontogenetic ages of skeletal and fossil specimens has been lacking for birds. Although the textural ageing method was formulated to assess relative ontogenetic ages of specimens from inspection of bone surface textures, the exact correspondence of surface textures to ontogenetic stages has not yet been clear. In this study, bone surface textures of six major limb bones (humerus, ulna, carpometacarpus, femur, tibiotarsus, and tarsometatarsus) were described in postnatal ontogenies of four species of modern birds (Calonectris leucomelas, Phalacrocorax capillatus, Larus crassirostris, and Cerorhinca monocerata) from 14-28 individuals of known ontogenetic stages for each species...
December 1, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193820/osteology-and-radiological-anatomy-of-the-thoracic-limbs-of-temminck-s-ground-pangolin-smutsia-temminckii
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Christine Steyn, John T Soley, Martina R Crole
Temminck's ground pangolin is the only pangolin present in South Africa. It is a myrmecophagous mammal with a bipedal gait. The thoracic limbs are used to break open ant nests, dig for food and expand previously occupied burrows. This study describes the osteology and radiological anatomy of the thoracic limbs of this threatened species. Thoracic limbs from four Temminck's ground pangolins, which succumbed from electrocution or natural causes, were digitally radiographed in situ. The individual bones were then cleaned, described and digitally radiographed...
November 28, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193243/dioxin-like-contaminants-are-no-longer-a-risk-to-the-american-eel-anguilla-rostrata-in-lake-ontario
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Sharilyn J Hoobin, Jonathan D Byer, Mehran Alaee, R Stephen Brown, Peter V Hodson
The embryotoxicity of extracts of American eels (Anguilla rostrata) was measured to determine whether maternally-derived contaminants contribute to the declining recruitment of eels to Lake Ontario. Sexually maturing, large yellow and silver eels were sampled in 2007 and 2008 from five locations in eastern Canada, including Lake Ontario; positive controls included eels from the Hudson River, United States, and Canal Dessel-Schoten, Belgium (European eel, Anguilla anguilla). Japanese medaka eggs were injected immediately after fertilization with 1 or 10 nL of eel extract, and after 12 days scored for signs of toxicity...
November 30, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190755/towards-improving-sterile-insect-technique-exposure-to-orange-oil-compounds-increases-sexual-signalling-and-longevity-in-ceratitis-capitata-males-of-the-vienna-8-gss
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Nikos A Kouloussis, Christos D Gerofotis, Charalampos S Ioannou, Ioannis V Iliadis, Nikos T Papadopoulos, Dimitris S Koveos
The Mediterranean fruit fly (medfly), Ceratitis capitata, is a notorious insect pest causing huge economic losses worldwide. The sterile insect technique (SIT) is widely used for its control. Using sexually mature sterilized males of the Vienna 8 (tsl) strain in the laboratory, we explored whether exposure of males to citrus compounds (separately or in a mixture) affects their sexual behaviour and if nutritional conditions and age modulate those effects. Exposed males exhibited increased sexual signalling compared to unexposed ones, particularly when fed a rich adult diet...
2017: PloS One
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