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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936454/white-matter-volumes-in-youth-offspring-of-bipolar-parents
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Fabiano G Nery, Matthew Norris, James C Eliassen, Wade A Weber, Thomas J Blom, Jeffrey A Welge, Drew A Barzman, Jeffrey R Strawn, Caleb M Adler, Stephen M Strakowski, Melissa P DelBello
BACKGROUND: Studying youth at high risk of developing bipolar disorder may clarify neurobiological factors associated with vulnerability to this illness. We present here a baseline characterization of brain structure in youth at-risk for bipolar disorder. METHODS: Magnetic resonance images were obtained from 115 child and adolescent offspring of bipolar disorder type I subjects and 57 healthy child and adolescent offspring of healthy parents (healthy control offspring)...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935767/effect-of-physical-activity-and-or-healthy-eating-on-gdm-risk-the-dali-lifestyle-study
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David Simmons, Roland Devlieger, André van Assche, Goele Jans, Sander Galjaard, Rosa Corcoy, Juan M Adelantado, Fidelma Dunne, Gernot Desoye, Jürgen Harreiter, Alexandra Kautzky-Willer, Peter Damm, Elisabeth R Mathiesen, Dorte M Jensen, Liselotte Andersen, Annunziata Lapolla, Maria G Dalfrà, Alessandra Bertolotto, Ewa Wender-Ozegowska, Agnieszka Zawiejska, David Hill, Frank J Snoek, Judith Gm Jelsma, Mireille Nm van Poppel
CONTEXT: Lifestyle approaches for preventing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) have produced mixed results. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of three lifestyle interventions (Healthy eating (HE), Physical activity (PA) and both HE and PA (HE+PA)) with usual care (UC) in reducing GDM risk. DESIGN: Multicentre Randomised Controlled Trial 2012-2014: The Dali Lifestyle Study Setting: Antenatal clinics across 11 centres in 9 European countries Patients: Consecutive pregnant women <20 weeks gestation with a BMI≥29 kg/m(2) and without GDM by IADPSG criteria (n=436)...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935258/polyphenols-from-lonicera-caerulea-l-berry-attenuate-experimental-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-by-inhibiting-proinflammatory-cytokines-productions-and-lipid-peroxidation
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Shusong Wu, Satoshi Yano, Ayami Hisanaga, Xi He, Jianhua He, Kozue Sakao, De-Xing Hou
SCOPE: Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a common disease that closely associated with inflammation and oxidative stress, and Lonicera caerulea L. polyphenols (LCP) are reported to possess both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This study aimed to study the protective effects and mechanisms of LCP on NASH in a high fat diet (HFD) plus carbon tetrachloride (CCL4 )-induced mouse model. METHODS AND RESULTS: Mice were fed with HFD containing LCP (0...
December 9, 2016: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934903/unlocking-bat-immunology-establishment-of-pteropus-alecto-bone-marrow-derived-dendritic-cells-and-macrophages
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Peng Zhou, Yok Teng Chionh, Sergio Erdal Irac, Matae Ahn, Justin Han Jia Ng, Even Fossum, Bjarne Bogen, Florent Ginhoux, Aaron T Irving, Charles-Antoine Dutertre, Lin-Fa Wang
Bats carry and shed many emerging infectious disease agents including Ebola virus and SARS-like Coronaviruses, yet they rarely display clinical symptoms of infection. Bat epithelial or fibroblast cell lines were previously established to study the bat immune response against viral infection. However, the lack of professional immune cells such as dendritic cells (DC) and macrophages has greatly limited the significance of current investigations. Using Pteropus alecto (P. alecto) GM-CSF plus IL4, FLT3L and CSF-1, we successfully generated bat bone marrow-derived DC and macrophages...
December 9, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934026/two-photon-absorbing-phosphorescent-metalloporphyrins-effects-of-%C3%AF-extension-and-peripheral-substitution
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Tatiana V Esipova, Héctor J Rivera-Jacquez, Bruno Weber, Artëm E Masunov, Sergei A Vinogradov
The ability to form triplet excited states upon two-photon excitation is important for several applications of metalloporphyrins, including two-photon phosphorescence lifetime microscopy (2PLM) and two-photon photodynamic therapy (PDT). Here we analyzed one-photon (1P) and degenerate two-photon (2P) absorption properties of several phosphorescent Pt (II) porphyrins, focusing on the effects of aromatic π-extension and peripheral substitution on triplet emissivity and two-photon absorption (2PA). Our 2PA measurements for the first time made use of direct time-resolved detection of phosphorescence, having the ability to efficiently reject laser background through microsecond time gating...
December 7, 2016: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933275/an-in-vitro-co-culture-mouse-model-demonstrates-efficient-vaccine-mediated-control-of-francisella-tularensis-schu-s4-and-identifies-nitric-oxide-as-a-predictor-of-efficacy
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Igor Golovliov, Helena Lindgren, Kjell Eneslätt, Wayne Conlan, Amandine Mosnier, Thomas Henry, Anders Sjöstedt
Francisella tularensis is a highly virulent intracellular bacterium and cell-mediated immunity is critical for protection, but mechanisms of protection against highly virulent variants, such as the prototypic strain F. tularensis strain SCHU S4, are poorly understood. To this end, we established a co-culture system, based on splenocytes from naïve, or immunized mice and in vitro infected bone marrow-derived macrophages that allowed assessment of mechanisms controlling infection with F. tularensis. We utilized the system to understand why the clpB gene deletion mutant, ΔclpB, of SCHU S4 shows superior efficacy as a vaccine in the mouse model as compared to the existing human vaccine, the live vaccine strain (LVS)...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933083/the-sclerophyllous-eucalyptus-camaldulensis-and-herbaceous-nicotiana-tabacum-have-different-mechanisms-to-maintain-high-rates-of-photosynthesis
#7
Wei Huang, You-Gui Tong, Guo-Yun Yu, Wei-Xian Yang
It is believed that high levels of mesophyll conductance (gm) largely contribute to the high rates of photosynthesis in herbaceous C3 plants. However, some sclerophyllous C3 plants that display low levels of gm have high rates of photosynthesis, and the underlying mechanisms responsible for high photosynthetic rates in sclerophyllous C3 plants are unclear. In the present study, we examined photosynthetic characteristics in two high-photosynthesis plants (the sclerophyllous Eucalyptus camaldulensis and the herbaceous Nicotiana tabacum) using measurements of gas exchange and chlorophyll fluorescence...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932984/curcumin-suppressed-activation-of-dendritic-cells-via-jak-stat-socs-signal-in-mice-with-experimental-colitis
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Hai-Mei Zhao, Rong Xu, Xiao-Ying Huang, Shao-Min Cheng, Min-Fang Huang, Hai-Yang Yue, Xin Wang, Yong Zou, Ai-Ping Lu, Duan-Yong Liu
Dendritic cells (DCs) play a pivotal role as initiators in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease and are regulated by the JAK/STAT/SOCS signaling pathway. As a potent anti-inflammatory compound, curcumin represents a viable treatment alternative or adjunctive therapy in the management of chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The mechanism of curcumin treated IBD on DCs is not completely understood. In the present study, we explored the mechanism of curcumin treated experimental colitis by observing activation of DCs via JAK/STAT/SOCS signaling pathway in colitis mice...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932954/neuronal-release-of-cytokine-il-3-triggered-by-mechanosensitive-autostimulation-of-the-p2x7-receptor-is-neuroprotective
#9
Jason C Lim, Wennan Lu, Jonathan M Beckel, Claire H Mitchell
Mechanical strain due to increased pressure or swelling activates inflammatory responses in many neural systems. As cytokines and chemokine messengers lead to both pro-inflammatory and neuroprotective actions, understanding the signaling patterns triggered by mechanical stress may help improve overall outcomes. While cytokine signaling in neural systems is often associated with glial cells like astrocytes and microglia, the contribution of neurons themselves to the cytokine response is underappreciated and has bearing on any balanced response...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931784/learning-from-patients-identifying-design-features-of-medicines-that-cause-medication-use-problems
#10
Kim Notenboom, Hubert Gm Leufkens, Herman Vromans, Marcel L Bouvy
Usability is a key factor in ensuring safe and efficacious use of medicines. However, several studies showed that people experience a variety of problems using their medicines. The purpose of this study was to identify design features of oral medicines that cause use problems among older patients in daily practice. A qualitative study with semi-structured interviews on the experiences of older people with the use of their medicines was performed (n=59). Information on practical problems, strategies to overcome these problems and the medicines' design features that caused these problems were collected...
December 5, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928649/the-diagnostic-value-of-1%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-3-beta-d-glucans-and-galactomannan-assays-in-children-suffering-from-bacteremia-in-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
#11
Fang Zheng, Yelian Gu, Hui Zha, Jun Deng, Zhiquan Zhang
The value of (1 → 3)-beta-D-glucans (BG) and galactomannan (GM) assays on diagnostic invasive fungal infections (IFIs) has been observed in adult ICU and in children with hematological malignancies. Only scant data evaluated non-hematological in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Here, we retrospectively analyzed the role of bacterial infection to the reactivity of BG and GM assays in PICU. The results showed that the overall prevalence of bacteremia was 13.8% (65/470). The most common underlying disease was pneumonia (81...
December 7, 2016: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927023/novel-strategies-for-improving-hematopoietic-reconstruction-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-or-intensive-chemotherapy
#12
Frédéric Baron, Arnon Nagler
High-dose conditioning regimens for allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) as well as intensive poly-chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) induce prolonged periods of neutropenia. The duration of the neutropenia is particularly long following umbilical cord blood transplantation (UCBT). Areas covered: After briefly reviewing the impact of hematopoietic growth factors administration to hasten hematologic reconstitution after allo-HCT or intensive AML chemotherapy, this article summarizes recent approaches that have been investigated to prompt hematologic reconstruction after UCBT or intensive AML chemotherapy...
December 8, 2016: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926989/targeting-gm-csf-in-epithelial-and-vascular-remodeling-in-experimental-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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Eóin N McNamee, Kathryn A Biette, Juliet Hammer, Rachel Harris, Heather Miyazawa, James J Lee, Glenn T Furuta, Joanne C Masterson
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic antigen-mediated clinicopathologic disease of the esophagus characterized by an eosinophil-predominant inflammatory infiltrate. A clinical hallmark is extensive tissue remodeling including basal zone hyperplasia, fibrosis and angiogenesis. However, the cellular mechanisms responsible for these processes are not fully defined. We hypothesized that targeting GM-CSF (an agonist cytokine linked with eosinophil survival and activation) would be protective in a pre-clinical model of EoE...
December 7, 2016: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926489/suppression-of-immune-regulatory-cells-with-combined-therapy-of-celecoxib-and-sunitinib-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Qi Zhao, Jianming Guo, Guomin Wang, Yiwei Chu, Xiaoyi Hu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the the potential benefit of sunitinib in combination with cyclooxygenase-2(COX-2) inhibitor in renal cell carcinoma therapy. METHODS: 769-p cell lines were treated with sunitinib, celecoxib, or in combination at different concentrations respectively. We investigated the expression of granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) in 769-p and cell proliferation in vitro. BALB/c mice implanted with Renca cells were divided into 4 groups and administered orally by gavage with sunitinib, COX-2 inhibitor (celecoxib) monotherapy or combination, and PBS respectively...
December 2, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925483/application-of-gray-level-mapping-in-computed-tomographic-colonography-a-pilot-study-to-compare-with-traditional-surface-rendering-method-for-identification-and-differentiation-of-endoluminal-lesions
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Lih-Shyang Chen, Ta-Wen Hsu, Shao-Jer Chen, Shu-Han Chang, Chih-Wen Lin, Yu-Ruei Chen, Chin-Chiang Hsieh, Shu-Chen Han, Ku-Yaw Chang, Chun-Ju Hou
OBJECTIVES: In traditional surface rendering (SR) Computed tomographic endoscopy, only shape of endoluminal lesion is depicted without gray level information unless the volume rendering technique is used. However volume rendering technique is relatively slow and complex in terms of computation time and parameter setting. We use computed tomographic colonography (CTC) images as examples and report a new visualization technique by three dimensional (3D) gray level mapping (GM) to better identify and differentiate endoluminal lesions...
December 7, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924719/quantification-of-obeche-wood-allergen-development-of-a-sensitive-sandwich-elisa-for-occupational-exposure-assessment
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S Kespohl, P Campo, E Zahradnik, S Maryska, A Aranda-Guerrero, J Rodriguez, T Brüning, M Raulf
Obeche wood is a prominent cause of allergic occupational asthma. To reduce the risk of immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated sensitization it is important to assess airborne obeche wood allergen concentrations at exposed workplaces. Therefore, a highly sensitive obeche wood allergen immunoassay was developed and applicability was proven on airborne passive dust samples in Spanish wood workshops. Obeche wood sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) polyclonal antibodies (pAbs) were developed. Test specificity was verified by different wood and mold extracts...
2016: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920503/adverse-events-and-patients-perceived-health-related-quality-of-life-at-the-end-of-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-treatment-in-namibia
#17
Evans L Sagwa, Nunurai Ruswa, Farai Mavhunga, Timothy Rennie, Hubert Gm Leufkens, Aukje K Mantel-Teeuwisse
PURPOSE: The health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients completing multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment in Namibia and whether the occurrence of adverse events influenced patients' rating of their HRQoL was evaluated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional analytic survey of patients completing or who recently completed MDR-TB treatment was conducted. The patients rated their HRQoL using the simplified Short Form-™ (SF-8) questionnaire consisting of eight Likert-type questions...
2016: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920431/cerebral-blood-flow-blood-supply-and-cognition-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#18
Jacobus F A Jansen, Frank C G van Bussel, Harm J van de Haar, Matthias J P van Osch, Paul A M Hofman, Martin P J van Boxtel, Robert J van Oostenbrugge, Miranda T Schram, Coen D A Stehouwer, Joachim E Wildberger, Walter H Backes
We investigated whether type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and the presence of cognitive impairment are associated with altered cerebral blood flow (CBF). Forty-one participants with and thirty-nine without T2DM underwent 3-Tesla MRI, including a quantitative technique measuring (macrovascular) blood flow in the internal carotid artery and an arterial spin labeling technique measuring (microvascular) perfusion in the grey matter (GM). Three analysis methods were used to quantify the CBF: a region of interest analysis, a voxel-based statistical parametric mapping technique, and a 'distributed deviating voxels' method...
December 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919546/brain-morphometry-predicts-individual-creative-potential-and-the-ability-to-combine-remote-ideas
#19
David Bendetowicz, Marika Urbanski, Clarisse Aichelburg, Richard Levy, Emmanuelle Volle
For complex mental functions such as creative thinking, inter-individual variability is useful to better understand the underlying cognitive components and brain anatomy. Associative theories propose that creative individuals have flexible semantic associations, which allows remote elements to be formed into new combinations. However, the structural brain variability associated with the ability to combine remote associates has not been explored. To address this question, we performed a voxel-based morphometry (VBM) study and explored the anatomical connectivity of significant regions...
November 15, 2016: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918913/reduced-cortical-thickness-in-body-dysmorphic-disorder
#20
Sally A Grace, Ben G Buchanan, Jerome J Maller, Wei Lin Toh, David J Castle, Susan L Rossell
Recent neuroimaging studies in body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) have implicated abnormal structure and function of occipito-temporal and fronto-limbic regions in the potential pathophysiology of the disorder. To date, morphometric investigations have yielded inconsistent results, and have suggested that clinical symptoms may mediate structural brain abnormalities in BDD. We measured Grey Matter (GM) cortical thickness in 20 participants with BDD and 20 healthy control participants matched on age, gender, estimated IQ and handedness...
November 22, 2016: Psychiatry Research
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