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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542713/withdrawn-infant-formulas-containing-hydrolysed-protein-for-prevention-of-allergic-disease-and-food-allergy
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REVIEW
David A Osborn, John Kh Sinn, Lisa J Jones
BACKGROUND: Allergy is common and may be associated with foods, including cow's milk formula (CMF). Formulas containing hydrolysed proteins have been used to treat infants with allergy. However, it is unclear whether hydrolysed formulas can be advocated for prevention of allergy in infants. OBJECTIVES: To compare effects on allergy and food allergy when infants are fed a hydrolysed formula versus CMF or human breast milk. If hydrolysed formulas are effective, to determine what type of hydrolysed formula is most effective, including extensively or partially hydrolysed formula (EHF/PHF)...
May 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538323/the-effect-of-a-psychomotor-education-program-on-the-static-balance-of-children-with-intellectual-disability
#2
Eleni G Fotiadou, Konstantina H Neofotistou, Paraskevi F Giagazoglou, Vasilios K Tsimaras
Fotiadou, EG, Neofotistou, KH, Giagazoglou, PF, and Tsimaras, VK. The effect of a psychomotor education program on the static balance of children with intellectual disability. J Strength Cond Res 31(6): 1702-1708, 2017-Children with intellectual disability (ID) demonstrate lower balance ability which results in substantial delays in motor growth and limits their function level. Psychomotor education comprises a holistic movement approach, with the aim to improve all aspects of each child personality. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of a psychomotor education program on static balance of school-aged children with ID...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537478/preparation-and-development-of-solid-phase-radioimmunoassay-system-for-determination-of-cortisol
#3
Kh M Sallam
The goal of the present work was oriented to prepare stable polystyrene coated tubes for direct radioimmunoassay (RIA) of human cortisol. Coating process was performed using rabbit polyclonal antisera specific for cortisol. The stability study showed that these tubes could be stored for up to one year at 4 ºC without any appreciable reduction in their binding. Labeling of cortisol was carried out using chloramin-T method and the (125)I-cortisol tracer was purified using HPLC column. Preparation of polyclonal antibodies (anti-cortisol) was carried out in host rabbit animals against cortisol-21-hemisuccinate:Bovine serum albumin conjugate...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524600/validation-of-smartpill-%C3%A2-wireless-motility-capsule-for-gastrointestinal-transit-time-intra-subject-variability-software-accuracy-and-comparison-with-video-capsule-endoscopy
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H O Diaz Tartera, D-L Webb, A Kh Al-Saffar, M A Halim, G Lindberg, P Sangfelt, P M Hellström
BACKGROUND: There is interest in ultimately combining endoscopy and motility assessments. Gastric emptying (GET), small bowel (SBTT), colon (CTT) and whole gut transit (WGTT) times are conveniently obtained by SmartPill(®) wireless motility capsule (WMC) that records luminal pH, temperature and pressure. Reproducibility within same subjects and accuracy of software derived times (MotiliGI(®) ) were investigated for diagnostic application. GET and SBTT were separately measured using video capsule endoscopy (VCE)...
May 19, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521157/use-of-experimentally-determined-henry-s-law-and-salting-out-constants-for-ethanol-in-seawater-for-determination-of-the-saturation-state-of-ethanol-in-coastal-waters
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Joan D Willey, Jacqueline P Powell, G Brooks Avery, Robert J Kieber, Ralph N Mead
The Henry's law constant for ethanol in seawater was experimentally determined to be 221 ± 4 M/atm at 22 °C compared with 247 ± 6 M/atm in pure water. The salting out coefficient for ethanol was 0.13 M(-1). In seawater ln(KH) = -(12.8 ± 0.7) + (5310 ± 197)/T where KH is in M atm(-1) and temperature is in K. This plus the salting out coefficient allow calculation of KH for any estuarine or sea water between 1 and 35 °C. High concentrations of dissolved organic carbon do not affect KH values in fresh or seawater...
May 10, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520679/knee-recurvatum-in-children-with-spastic-diplegic-cerebral-palsy
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Jeremy Bauer, K Patrick Do, Jing Feng, Rosemary Pierce, Michael Aiona
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to determine which factors drive patients with diplegic cerebral palsy to walk without knee recurvatum despite hyperextension of the knee on physical examination. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of all data collected in the Gait Analysis Laboratory between 1999 and 2014. Patients with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy and at least 5 degrees of knee extension on clinical examination were identified for the study...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520473/a-new-method-and-mass-spectrometric-instrument-for-extraterrestrial-microbial-life-detection-using-the-elemental-composition-analyses-of-martian-regolith-and-permafrost-ice
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G G Managadze, A A Safronova, K A Luchnikov, E A Vorobyova, N S Duxbury, P Wurz, N G Managadze, A E Chumikov, R Kh Khamizov
We propose a new technique for the detection of microorganisms by elemental composition analyses of a sample extracted from regolith, permafrost, and ice of extraterrestrial bodies. We also describe the design of the ABIMAS instrument, which consists of the onboard time-of-flight laser mass-reflectron (TOF LMR) and the sample preparation unit (SPU) for biomass extraction. This instrument was initially approved to fly on board the ExoMars 2020 lander mission. The instrument can be used to analyze the elemental composition of possible extraterrestrial microbial communities and compare it to that of terrestrial microorganisms...
May 2017: Astrobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514849/intramolecular-hydrogen-atom-transfer-in-aminyl-radical-at-room-temperature-with-large-kinetic-isotope-effect
#8
Ying Wang, Arnon Olankitwanit, Suchada Rajca, Andrzej Rajca
We report a large kinetic isotope effect at 298 K, kH/kD ≈ 150, associated with an intramolecular 1,5-hydrogen atom transfer (1,5-HAT) in the decay of a PEGylated carbazyl (aminyl) radical in solution. The experimental observations surprisingly combine the hallmarks of tunneling, including large KIEs and unusual activation parameters, with linear Arrhenius and Eyring plots over an exceptionally wide temperature range of 116 K.
May 22, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514408/-asymptomatic-atherosclerosis-of-the-brachiocephalic-arteries-current-approaches-to-diagnosis-and-treatment
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F Yu Kopylov, A A Bykova, D Yu Shchekochikhin, Kh E Elmanaa, A N Dzyundzya, Yu V Vasilevsky, S S Simakov
Acute cerebrovascular accident (ACVA) and transient ischemic attack are among the leading causes of morbidity, disability, and mortality in the Russian Federation and the world. Ischemic strokes account for 70-80% of all ACVAs, with 20-30% of them being associated with stenotic atherosclerosis of the brachiocephalic arteries (BCA). The paper describes modern views on the problem of asymptomatic BCA atherosclerosis and considers the possibilities of identifying risk groups among the patients with asymptomatic atherosclerosis of the BCA...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511090/inactivation-of-the-ksrp-gene-modifies-collagen-antibody-induced-arthritis
#10
Rudolf Käfer, Katharina Schrick, Lisa Schmidtke, Evelyn Montermann, Dominika Hobernik, Matthias Bros, Ching-Yi Chen, Hartmut Kleinert, Andrea Pautz
The KH type splicing regulatory protein (KSRP) is a nucleic acid binding protein, which negatively regulates the stability and/or translatability of many mRNA species encoding immune-relevant proteins. As KSRP is expressed in immune cells including T and B cells, neutrophils, macrophages and dendritic cells, we wanted to analyze its importance for the development of autoimmune diseases. We chose collagen antibody-induced arthritis (CAIA) as an appropriate autoimmune disease mouse model in which neutrophils and macrophages constitute the main effector cell populations...
May 13, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510131/generation-of-radical-form-of-dipyridamole-at-illumination-of-photosynthetic-reaction-centers-of-rb-sphaeroides
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P P Knox, K N Timofeev, V V Gorokhov, N Kh Seifullina, A B Rubin
The study of the effect of vasodilator, antiplatelet agent, and inhibitor P-glycoprotein dipyridamole (DIP) on the functioning of the transmembrane protein of the reaction center (RC) of Rb. sphaeroides showed that the activation of RC by constant light generates the DIP radical cation, which significantly affects the kinetics of recombination of charges divided between photoactive bacteriochlorophyll and quinone acceptors. Thus, the antioxidant properties of DIP may affect the functional activity of membrane proteins, and this apparently should be taken into account in the studies of the mechanisms of therapeutic action of this drug...
March 2017: Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508464/arsenic-rich-polyarsenides-stabilized-by-cp-fe-fragments
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Monika Schmidt, David Konieczny, Eugenia V Peresypkina, Alexander V Virovets, Gabor Balázs, Michael Bodensteiner, Felix Riedlberger, Hannes Krauss, Manfred Scheer
The redox chemistry of [Cp*Fe(η(5) -As5 )] (1, Cp*=η(5) -C5 Me5 ) has been investigated by cyclic voltammetry, revealing a redox behavior similar to that of its lighter congener [Cp*Fe(η(5) -P5 )]. However, the subsequent chemical reduction of 1 by KH led to the formation of a mixture of novel Asn scaffolds with n up to 18 that are stabilized only by [Cp*Fe] fragments. These include the arsenic-poor triple-decker complex [K(dme)2 ][{Cp*Fe(μ,η(2:2) -As2 )}2 ] (2) and the arsenic-rich complexes [K(dme)3 ]2 [(Cp*Fe)2 (μ,η(4:4) -As10 )] (3), [K(dme)2 ]2 [(Cp*Fe)2 (μ,η(2:2:2:2) -As14 )] (4), and [K(dme)3 ]2 [(Cp*Fe)4 (μ4 ,η(4:3:3:2:2:1:1) -As18 )] (5)...
May 16, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504886/nanoparticle-delivered-2-pam-for-rat-brain-protection-against-paraoxon-central-toxicity
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Tatiana N Pashirova, Irina V Zueva, Konstantin A Petrov, Vasily M Babaev, Svetlana S Lukashenko, Ildar Kh Rizvanov, Eliana B Souto, Evgeny E Nikolsky, Lucia Ya Zakharova, Patrick Masson, Oleg G Sinyashin
Solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) are among the most promising nanocarriers to target the blood-brain barrier (BBB) for drug delivery to the central nervous system (CNS). Encapsulation of the acetylcholinesterase reactivator, pralidoxime chloride (2-PAM), in SLNs appears to be a suitable strategy for protection against poisoning by organophosphorus agents (OPs) and postexposure treatment. 2-PAM-loaded SLNs were developed for brain targeting and delivery via intravenous (iv) administration. 2-PAM-SLNs displayed a high 2-PAM encapsulation efficiency (∼90%) and loading capacity (maximum 30...
May 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504559/immobilization-of-native-type-i-collagen-on-polypropylene-fabrics-as-a-substrate-for-hepg2-cell-culture
#14
Gongze Peng, Saina Li, Qing Peng, Yang Li, Jun Weng, Zhidong Jia, Jiyao Kang, Xiongxin Lei, Guifeng Zhang, Yi Gao
Background/aims The critical part of a bio-artificial liver device is establishment of a bioreactor filled with liver cells. However, it is still unclear how to maintain benign cell function while achieving the sufficient cell quantity. In the current study, we aim to establish a novel carrier for the culture of HepG2 cells, a liver cell line, by modifying polypropylene nonwoven fabrics with native type I collagen. Methods "Piranha" solution, KH-550 and glutaraldehyde subsequently were used to bridge native type I collagen and polypropylene nonwoven fabrics...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499722/babesia-genotypes-in-haemaphysalis-concinna-collected-from-birds-in-hungary-reflect-phylogeographic-connections-with-siberia-and-the-far-east
#15
Barbara Flaisz, Kinga M Sulyok, Dávid Kováts, Jenő Kontschán, Tibor Csörgő, Ármin Csipak, Miklós Gyuranecz, Sándor Hornok
Haemaphysalis concinna is the second most common tick species attaching to birds in Hungary. Recently, Babesia genotypes, found in Siberia and the Far East, have been detected in this tick species collected from the vegetation in Hungary and Slovakia. The aim of this study was to molecularly investigate if these piroplasms also occur in H. concinna carried by migratory birds, which might explain their occurrence in the western Palaearctic. During a 2-year period, 321 H. concinna larvae and nymphs were collected from 121 passerine birds (of 19 species) in Hungary...
April 27, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498840/a-third-generation-vaccine-for-human-visceral-leishmaniasis-and-post-kala-azar-dermal-leishmaniasis-first-in-human-trial-of-chad63-kh
#16
Mohamed Osman, Anoop Mistry, Ada Keding, Rhian Gabe, Elizabeth Cook, Sarah Forrester, Rebecca Wiggins, Stefania Di Marco, Stefano Colloca, Loredana Siani, Riccardo Cortese, Deborah F Smith, Toni Aebischer, Paul M Kaye, Charles J Lacey
BACKGROUND: Visceral leishmaniasis (VL or kala azar) is the most serious form of human leishmaniasis, responsible for over 20,000 deaths annually, and post kala azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) is a stigmatizing skin condition that often occurs in patients after successful treatment for VL. Lack of effective or appropriately targeted cell mediated immunity, including CD8+ T cell responses, underlies the progression of VL and progression to PKDL, and can limit the therapeutic efficacy of anti-leishmanial drugs...
May 12, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489727/pharmacology-of-thiopurine-therapy-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-complete-blood-cell-count-outcomes-a-five-year-database-study
#17
Berrie Meijer, Abraham J Wilhelm, Chris Jj Mulder, Gerd Bouma, Adriaan A van Bodegraven, Nanne Kh de Boer
BACKGROUND: Thiopurines Are The Prerequisite For Immunomodulation In Inflammatory Bowel disease (IBD) therapy. When administered in high (oncological) dose, thiopurine metabolites act as purine antagonists, causing DNA-strand breakage and myelotoxicity. In lower IBD dosages, the mode of action is primarily restricted to anti-inflammatory effects. Then, myelosuppression and hepatotoxicity are the most common adverse events of thiopurines. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of thiopurine metabolites on hematologic and hepatic parameters and to determine which patient characteristics are related to generation of thiopurine metabolites...
May 6, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473653/clinical-use-of-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#18
REVIEW
G Wy Ng, H J Yuen, K C Sin, A Kh Leung, K W Au Yeung, K Y Lai
With advances in mechanical circulation, venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation has become an established technique to provide cardiopulmonary support for patients with cardiovascular collapse. This article reviews the physiological principles of such extracorporeal technique and its interaction with the native heart. Practical aspects including equipment, patient selection, and common complications with their prevention and specific management are summarised. The strategy for weaning from venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is also discussed...
May 5, 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470317/can-the-tricyanomethanide-anion-improve-co2-absorption-by-acetate-based-ionic-liquids
#19
L F Lepre, J Szala-Bilnik, L Pison, M Traïkia, A A H Pádua, R A Ando, M F Costa Gomes
Carbon dioxide absorption by mixtures of two ionic liquids with a common cation-1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate, [C4C1Im][OAc], and 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tricyanomethanide, [C4C1Im][C(CN)3]-was determined experimentally at pressures below atmospheric pressure as a function of temperature between 303 K and 343 K, and at 303 K as a function of pressure up to 10 bar. It is observed that the absorption of carbon dioxide decreases with increasing tricyanomethanide anion concentration and with increasing temperature, showing a maximum of 0...
May 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468824/the-dead-box-protein-ddx43-hage-is-a-dual-rna-dna-helicase-and-has-a-k-homology-domain-required-for-full-nucleic-acid-unwinding-activity
#20
Talwar Tanu, Venkatasubramanian Vidhyasagar, Jennifer Qing, Manhong Guo, Ahmad Kariem, Yi Lu, Ravi Shankar Singh, Kiven Erique Lukong, Yuliang Wu
The K-homology (KH) domain is a nucleic acid-binding domain present in many proteins, but has not been reported in helicases. DDX43, also known as HAGE (helicase antigen gene), is a member of the DEAD-box protein family. It contains a helicase core domain in its C-terminus and a potential KH domain in its N-terminus. DDX43 is highly expressed in many tumors, and is therefore considered a potential target for immunotherapy. Despite its potential as a therapeutic target, little is known about its activities. Here, we purified recombinant DDX43 protein to near homogeneity and found that it exists as a monomer in solution...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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