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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735374/changes-in-global-transcriptional-profiling-of-women-following-obesity-surgery-bypass
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Marcela Augusta de Souza Pinhel, Natalia Yumi Noronha, Carolina Ferreira Nicoletti, Bruno Affonso Parente de Oliveira, Cristiana Cortes-Oliveira, Vitor Caressato Pinhanelli, Wilson Salgado Junior, Ana Julia Machry, Wilson Araújo da Silva Junior, Dorotéia Rossi Silva Souza, Júlio Sérgio Marchini, Carla Barbosa Nonino
BACKGROUND: Differential gene expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is poorly characterized. Markers of these processes may provide a deeper understanding of the mechanisms that underlie these events. The main goal of this study was to identify changes in PBMC gene expression in women with obesity before and 6 months after RYGB-induced weight loss. METHODS: The ribonucleic acid (RNA) of PBMCs from 13 obese women was analyzed before and 6 months after RYGB; the RNA of PBMCs from nine healthy women served as control...
July 22, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735238/the-influence-of-heavy-metals-on-toxicogenetic-damage-in-a-brazilian-tropical-river
#2
Leomá A Matos, Ana C S Cunha, Aline A Sousa, Jéssica P R Maranhão, Nathanyel R S Santos, Matheus de M C Gonçalves, Sandra M M de M Dantas, João M de C E Sousa, Ana P Peron, Felipe Cavalcanti Carneiro da Silva, Marcus V O B de Alencar, Md Torequl Islam, Raí Pablo Sousa de Aguiar, Ana A de C Melo-Cavalcante, Claúdia C Bonecker, Horácio F J Junior
Anthropogenic activities in tropical rivers favor the eutrophication process, which causes increased concentration of heavy metals. The presence and bioaccumulation of metals are directly related to the presence of genotoxic damage in aquatic organisms. Thus, we evaluated the presence of heavy metals (Fe, Zn, Cr, Cu and Al) and performed toxicogenetic tests in surface (S) and bottom (B) of water samples of the Poti river (Piaui/Brazil). Cytotoxicity and genotoxicity tests were performed in Allium cepa, and micronucleus (MN) and comet assay were performed in Oreochromis niloticus...
July 19, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735220/mesoporous-calcium-phosphate-using-casein-as-a-template-application-to-bovine-serum-albumin-sorption
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Oberto Grangeiro da Silva, Marco Marciel Alves, Ieda Maria Garcia Dos Santos, Maria Gardennia Fonseca, Maguy Jaber
Mesoporous hydroxyapatites were synthesized at room temperature using casein as a template, and key experimental factors, such as casein concentration, pH and extraction of casein in the final solids by washing and thermal treatment, were systematically investigated. The X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) patterns confirmed the synthesis of well-crystallized hydroxyapatite. The N2 adsorption/desorption isotherms were in agreement with the formation of mesoporous hydroxyapatite with a maximum surface area of 106m(2)g(-1)...
July 8, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735146/influence-of-electromagnetic-pulse-on-the-offspring-sex-ratio-of-male-balb-c-mice
#4
Jin-Hui Li, Da-Peng Jiang, Ya-Feng Wang, Jia-Jia Yan, Qi-Yan Guo, Xia Miao, Hai-Yang Lang, Sheng-Long Xu, Jun-Ye Liu, Guo-Zhen Guo
Public concern is growing about the exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) and its effect on male reproductive health. Detrimental effect of EMF exposure on sex hormones, reproductive performance and sex-ratio was reported. The present study was designed to clarify whether paternal exposure to electromagnetic pulse (EMP) affects offspring sex ratio in mice. 50 male BALB/c mice aged 5-6 weeks were exposed to EMP daily for 2 weeks before mated with non-exposed females at 0d, 7d, 14d, 21d and 28d after exposure...
June 21, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735082/aeromonas-caviae-alters-the-cytosolic-and-mitochondrial-creatine-kinase-activities-in-experimentally-infected-silver-catfish-impairment-on-renal-bioenergetics
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Matheus D Baldissera, Carine F Souza, Guerino B Júnior, Camila Marina Verdi, Karen L S Moreira, Maria Izabel U M da Rocha, Marcelo L da Veiga, Roberto C V Santos, Bruno S Vizzotto, Bernardo Baldisserotto
Cytosolic and mitochondrial creatine kinases (CK), through the creatine kinase-phosphocreatine (CK/PCr) system, provide a temporal and spatial energy buffer to maintain cellular energy homeostasis. However, the effects of bacterial infections on the kidney remain poorly understood and are limited only to histopathological analyses. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the involvement of cytosolic and mitochondrial CK activities in renal energetic homeostasis in silver catfish experimentally infected with Aeromonas caviae...
July 19, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735003/feeding-strategies-for-tuning-poly-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-4-hydroxybutyrate-monomeric-composition-and-productivity-using-burkholderia-sacchari
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Rodrigo S Raposo, M Catarina M D de Almeida, M M R da Fonseca, M Teresa Cesário
Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-4-hydroxybutyrate) (P(3HB-4HB)) co-polymers were produced at bench-scale in fed-batch cultivations by Burkholderia sacchari from glucose (main carbon-source) and gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) as co-substrate. As P(3HB-4HB) properties highly depend on the 4-hydroxybutyrate (4HB) molar fraction, it is advantageous to have a thorough knowledge of the process in order to promote the production of the targeted final product. In this work, polymers with a 4HB molar percentage ranging from 1...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734931/piperlongumine-inhibits-tgf-%C3%AE-induced-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-by-modulating-the-expression-of-e-cadherin-snail1-and-twist1
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Min-Ju Park, Da-Eun Lee, Man Kyu Shim, Eun Hyang Jang, Jong Kil Lee, Seo Young Jeong, Jong-Ho Kim
Cancer is a life-threatening disease, and the occurrence of metastasis, which increases the lethality of primary tumors, is increasing. The epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a biological process by which epithelial cells lose cell-cell adhesion properties and acquire mesenchymal properties, including motility and invasiveness. EMT is considered an early stage of metastasis; therefore, inhibiting EMT may be an effective anticancer therapy. In the present study, the antimetastatic effect of piperlongumine (PL) was assessed in human cancer cells...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734868/a-single-and-multiple-dose-study-to-investigate-the-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-opicapone-a-novel-comt-inhibitor-in-rat
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Daniela Gonçalves, Gilberto Alves, Ana Fortuna, Maria João Bonifácio, Patrício Soares-da-Silva, Amílcar Falcão
Opicapone is a novel catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibitor that emerged to fulfil the need of a safer and more efficacious COMT inhibitor. The present study was carried out in order to assess and compare the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics (COMT inhibition) of opicapone after single and multiple oral administrations (30 mg/kg) to Wistar rats. For this purpose, at predefined time points up to 72 h post-dosing, blood, liver and kidneys were collected and, then, the concentrations of opicapone and its active metabolite (BIA 9-1079) were determined in plasma and in liver and kidney tissues, as well as the erythrocyte, liver and kidney COMT activity...
July 19, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734777/inhibitor-mechanisms-in-the-s1-binding-site-of-the-dopamine-transporter-defined-by-multi-site-molecular-tethering-of-photoactive-cocaine-analogs
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Danielle Krout, Akula Bala Pramod, Rejwi Acharya Dahal, Michael J Tomlinson, Babita Sharma, James D Foster, Mu-Fa Zou, Comfort Boatang, Amy Hauck Newman, John R Lever, Roxanne A Vaughan, L Keith Henry
Dopamine transporter (DAT) blockers like cocaine and many other abused and therapeutic drugs bind and stabilize an inactive form of the transporter inhibiting reuptake of extracellular dopamine (DA). The resulting increases in DA lead to the ability of these drugs to induce psychomotor alterations and addiction, but paradoxical findings in animal models indicate that not all DAT antagonists induce cocaine-like behavioral outcomes. How this occurs is not known, but one possibility is that uptake inhibitors may bind at multiple locations or in different poses to stabilize distinct conformational transporter states associated with differential neurochemical endpoints...
July 19, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734758/atypical-interference-control-in-children-with-ad-hd-with-elevated-theta-beta-ratio
#10
Da-Wei Zhang, Steven Roodenrys, Hui Li, Robert J Barry, Adam R Clarke, Zhanliang Wu, Qihua Zhao, Yan Song, Lu Liu, Qiujin Qian, Yufeng Wang, Stuart J Johnstone, Li Sun
The theta/beta ratio (TBR) is a major area of interest within electroencephalogram (EEG) research in AD/HD. While researchers suggest a prognostic role for TBR in AD/HD, its relationship to behavior remains uncertain. Recent evidence suggests that elevated TBR in AD/HD may be related to atypical inhibition, particularly at an attentional level. This study aimed to examine the performance on three inhibitory tasks of children with AD/HD. Fifty-eight children with AD/HD participated, divided into an elevated TBR (ET) group and a control group (CT)...
July 19, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734689/influence-of-maternity-leave-on-exclusive-breastfeeding
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Fernanda R Monteiro, Gabriela Dos S Buccini, Sônia I Venâncio, Teresa H M da Costa
OBJECTIVES: To describe the profile of women with children aged under 4 months living in the Brazilian state capitals and in the Federal District according to their working status and to analyze the influence of maternity leave on exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) among working women. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study with data extracted from the II National Maternal Breastfeeding Prevalence Survey carried out in 2008. Initially, a descriptive analysis of the profile of 12,794 women was performed, according to their working status and maternity leave and the frequency of maternity leave in the Brazilian regions and capitals...
July 20, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734688/ptgs2-down-regulation-in-cumulus-cells-of-infertile-women-with-endometriosis
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Caroline M da Luz, Michele G da Broi, Flávia Cappello Donabela, Cláudia Cristina Paro de Paz, Juliana Meola, Paula A Navarro
A deleterious effect of endometriosis on oocyte quality has been proposed. Evidence suggests that cumulus cells could be used as indirect biomarkers of oocyte quality. The PTGS2 gene, which encodes cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2), is deregulated in endometriotic lesions and plays a crucial role in the acquisition of oocyte competence. To date, research evaluating PTGS2 expression in cumulus cells of infertile patients with endometriosis has not been conducted. The aim this study was to compare the expression levels of PTGS2 in cumulus cells of infertile women, with and without endometriosis, undergoing ovarian stimulation for intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)...
July 10, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734610/towards-integral-utilization-of-grape-pomace-from-winemaking-process-a-review
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REVIEW
Carolina Beres, Gislaine N S Costa, Ignacio Cabezudo, Nina K da Silva-James, Aline S C Teles, Ana P G Cruz, Caroline Mellinger-Silva, Renata V Tonon, Lourdes M C Cabral, Suely P Freitas
Grape is the main fruit crop in several countries. Although many grape-based food products can be found in the market, studies have shown that around 75% of the world grape production is destined for the wine industry. Grape pomace is an abundant by-product from the wine industry, which consists of the remaining skin, seeds and stalks and represents around 25% of total grape weight used in the winemaking process. In countries such as Italy, France and Spain, where wine production is more relevant, the annual grape pomace generation can reach nearly 1200 tonnes per year...
July 19, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734581/discovery-of-r-5-benzo-d-1-3-dioxol-5-yl-7-1-vinylsulfonyl-pyrrolidin-2-yl-methyl-7h-pyrrolo-2-3-d-pyrimidin-4-amine-b6-as-a-potent-bmx-inhibitor-for-the-treatment-of-nsclc
#14
Linhong He, Da Li, Chufeng Zhang, Peng Bai, Lijuan Chen
Described as a Btk inhibitor, ibrutinib also potently inhibits Bmx and EGFR, two good targets for lung cancer. Owing to its high CLogP (4.07) and low aqueous solubility (<0.01mg/ml), resulting in unfavorable bioavailability, ibrutinib requires high dosages to achieve good clinical response in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In our effort to improve the CLogP of ibrutinib by structural optimization led to the discovery of a potent anti-cancer agent B6, with beneficial physicochemical parameters (CLogP=2...
July 4, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734459/the-roles-of-phasic-and-tonic-dopamine-in-tic%C3%A2-learning-and-expression
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REVIEW
Tiago V Maia, Vasco A Conceição
Tourette syndrome (TS) prominently involves dopaminergic disturbances, but the precise nature of those disturbances has remained elusive. A substantial body of empirical work and recent computational models have characterized the specific roles of phasic and tonic dopamine (DA) in action learning and selection, respectively. Using insights from this work and models, we suggest that TS involves increases in both phasic and tonic DA, which produce increased propensities for tic learning and expression, respectively...
June 8, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734050/estimating-synchronous-demographic-changes-across-populations-using-habc-and-its-application-for-a-herpetological-community-from-northeastern-brazil
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Marcelo Gehara, Adrian Antonio Garda, Fernanda P Werneck, Eliana F Oliveira, Emanuel Masiero da Fonseca, Felipe Camurugi, Felipe M de Magalhães, Flávia Mol Lanna, Jack W Sites, Ricardo Marques, Ricardo Silveira-Filho, Vinícius A São Pedro, Guarino R Colli, Gabriel C Costa, Frank T Burbrink
Many studies propose that Quaternary climatic cycles contracted and /or expanded the ranges of species and biomes. Strong expansion-contraction dynamics of biomes presume concerted demographic changes of associated fauna. The analysis of temporal concordance of demographic changes can be used to test the influence of Quaternary climate on diversification processes. Hierarchical approximate Bayesian computation (hABC) is a powerful and flexible approach that models genetic data from multiple species, and can be used to estimate the temporal concordance of demographic processes...
July 22, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733934/draft-genome-sequence-of-the-deep-sea-bacterium-moritella-sp-jt01-and-identification-of-biotechnologically-relevant-genes
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Robert Cardoso de Freitas, Estácio Jussie Odisi, Chiaki Kato, Marcus Adonai Castro da Silva, André Oliveira de Souza Lima
Deep-sea bacteria can produce various biotechnologically relevant enzymes due to their adaptations to high pressures and low temperatures. To identify such enzymes, we have sequenced the genome of the polycaprolactone-degrading bacterium Moritella sp. JT01, isolated from sediment samples from Japan Trench (6957 m depth), using a Illumina HiSeq2000 sequencer (12.1 million paired-end reads) and CLC Genomics Workbench (version 6.5.1) for the assembly, resulting in a 4.83-Mb genome (42 scaffolds). The genome was annotated using Rapid Annotation using Subsystem Technology (RAST), Protein Homology/analogY Recognition Engine V 2...
July 22, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733899/6-ohda-induces-oxidation-of-f-box-protein-fbw7%C3%AE-by-chaperone-mediated-autophagy-in-parkinson-s-model
#18
Xiufeng Wang, Heng Zhai, Fang Wang
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the most common movement disorder disease, and its pathological feature is the degenerative loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra compacta (SNc). In this study, we investigated whether distinct stress conditions target F-box protein Fbw7β via converging mechanisms. Our results showed that the 6-hyroxydopamine (6-OHDA), which causes PD in animals' models, led to decreased stability of Fbw7β in DA neuronal SN4741 cells. Further experiments suggested that oxidized Fbw7β bound to heat-shock cognate protein 70 kDa, the key regulator for chaperone-mediated autophagy (CMA), at a higher affinity...
July 22, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733738/robot-assisted-total-mesorectal-excision-for-rectal-cancer-case-matched-comparison-of-short-term-surgical-and-functional-outcomes-between-the-da-vinci-xi-and-si
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Luca Morelli, Gregorio Di Franco, Simone Guadagni, Leonardo Rossi, Matteo Palmeri, Niccolò Furbetta, Desirée Gianardi, Matteo Bianchini, Giovanni Caprili, Cristiano D'Isidoro, Franco Mosca, Andrea Moglia, Alfred Cuschieri
BACKGROUND: Robotic rectal resection with da Vinci Si has some technical limitations, which could be overcome by the new da Vinci Xi. We compare short-term surgical and functional outcomes following robotic rectal resection with total mesorectal excision for cancer, with the da Vinci Xi (Xi-RobTME group) and the da Vinci Si (Si-RobTME group). METHODS: The first consecutive 30 Xi-RobTME were compared with a Si-RobTME control group of 30 patients, selected using a one-to-one case-matched methodology from our prospectively collected Institutional database, comprising all cases performed between April 2010 and September 2016 by a single surgeon...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733630/plasma-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-activity-is-associated-with-left-ventricular-systolic-function-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Jing Wei Li, Yun Dai Chen, Yu Qi Liu, Jin Da Wang, Wei Ren Chen, Ying Qian Zhang, Qiang Ma
Plasma dipeptidyl-peptidase-4 activity (DPP4a) is inversely associated with left ventricular function in patients with heart failure (HF) or diabetes. However, the association between DPP4a and left ventricular function in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients has not been reported. We studied this association in 584 consecutive STEMI patients at a tertiary referral center from July 2014 to October 2015. DPP4a and plasma N-terminal prohormone of B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels were quantified by enzymatic assays...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
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