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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440060/a-practical-approach-in-bioreactor-scale-up-and-process-transfer-using-a-combination-of-constant-p-v-and-vvm-as-the-criterion
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Sen Xu, Linda Hoshan, Rubin Jiang, Balrina Gupta, Eric Brodean, Kristin O'Neill, T Craig Seamans, John Bowers, Hao Chen
Bioreactor scale-up is a critical step in the production of therapeutic proteins such as monoclonal antibodies (MAbs). With the scale-up criterion such as similar power input per volume or O2 volumetric mass transfer coefficient (kL a), adequate oxygen supply and cell growth can be largely achieved. However, CO2 stripping in the growth phase is often inadequate. This could cascade down to increased base addition and osmolality, as well as residual lactate increase and compromised production and product quality...
April 25, 2017: Biotechnology Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433814/synovial-fluid-pro-inflammatory-profile-differs-according-to-the-characteristics-of-knee-pain
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Ying Ying Leung, Janet L Huebner, Benjamin Haaland, Steven Bak Siew Wong, Virginia Byers Kraus
OBJECTIVE: The role of inflammation and pain in osteoarthritis (OA) is not fully understood. We evaluated the association between pro-inflammatory biomarkers and pain. METHODS: We used baseline data and samples from a randomized controlled trial of colchicine for symptomatic knee OA. Severity of pain of the more symptomatic knee was assessed by NHANES-I criterion and WOMAC pain index. Pains on movement and at rest were self-reported on an 11-point Likert scale. Severity of radiographic tibiofemoral OA was assessed by Kellgren and Lawrence (KL) grade...
April 19, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431289/klotho-apoe%C3%AE%C2%B54-cognitive-ability-brain-size-atrophy-and-survival-a-study-in-the-aberdeen-birth-cohort-of-1936
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Clarisse F de Vries, Roger T Staff, Sarah E Harris, Dorota Chapko, Daniel S Williams, Polina Reichert, Trevor Ahearn, Christopher J McNeil, Lawrence J Whalley, Alison D Murray
A single copy of klotho allele KL-VS is associated with longevity, better health, increased cognition, and bigger regional brain volume. However, its longitudinal effects on cognition and brain volumes, both global and regional, in late life are unclear. In this study we show that, relative to noncarriers, KL-VS heterozygotes had (1) shorter survival; (2) smaller white matter volumes; (3) slower cognitive decline; and (4) greater right frontal lobe volumes. The KL-VS heterozygote survival and white matter volume disadvantages were unexpected...
March 7, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428174/klotho-an-anti-aging-molecule-attenuates-oxidant-induced-alveolar-epithelial-cell-mtdna-damage-and-apoptosis
#4
Seok-Jo Kim, Paul Cheresh, Mesut Eren, Renea P Jablonski, Anjana Yeldandi, Karen M Ridge, Gr Scott Budinger, Dong-Hyun Kim, Myles S Wolf, Douglas Vaughan, David W Kamp
Alveolar epithelial cell (AEC) apoptosis and inadequate repair resulting from 'exaggerated' lung aging and mitochondrial dysfunction are critical determinants promoting lung fibrosis. α-Klotho, which is an anti-aging molecule that is expressed predominantly in the kidney and secreted in the blood, can protect lung epithelial cells against hyperoxia-induced apoptosis. We reasoned that Klotho protects AEC exposed to oxidative stress in part by maintaining mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) integrity and mitigating apoptosis...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425256/predictive-values-of-plasma-kl-6-in-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-preterm-infants
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Dilek Dilli, Ahmet Özyazici, Arzu Dursun, Serdar Beken
BACKGROUND/AIM: It has been suggested that plasma KL-6 increases in premature infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). We aimed to evaluate the predictive values of KL-6 in BPD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was performed in preterm neonates with birthweight ≤1500 g and gestational age ≤32 weeks. Plasma KL-6 levels were measured on postnatal days 1, 7, and 14. RESULTS: BPD was identified in eight of the 28 study infants. On postnatal days 1 and 7, plasma KL-6 levels were similar in infants with BPD [on day 1: 8...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415026/effects-of-carbon-nanotubes-on-phosphorus-adsorption-behaviors-on-aquatic-sediments
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Jin Qian, Kun Li, Peifang Wang, Chao Wang, Mengmeng Shen, Jingjing Liu, Xin Tian, Bianhe Lu
Aquatic sediments are believed to be an important sink for carbon nanotubes (CNTs). With novel properties, CNTs can potentially disturb the fate and mobility of the co-existing contaminants in the sediments. Only toxic pollutants have been investigated previously, and to the best of our knowledge, no data has been published on how CNTs influence phosphorus (P) adsorption on aquatic sediments. In this study, multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were selected as model CNTs. Experimental results indicated that compared to pseudo-first order and intraparticle diffusion models, the pseudo-second-order model is better for describing the adsorption kinetics of sediments and MWCNT-contaminated sediments...
April 14, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405350/quantifying-the-energy-stores-of-capital-breeding-humpback-whales-and-income-breeding-sperm-whales-using-historical-whaling-records
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Lyn G Irvine, Michele Thums, Christine E Hanson, Clive R McMahon, Mark A Hindell
Cetacean energy stores are known to vary according to life history, reproductive status and time of year; however, the opportunity to quantify these relationships is rare. Using a unique set of historical whaling records from Western Australia (1952-1963), we investigated energy stores of large cetaceans with differing life histories, and quantified the relationship between total body lipid and length for humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) (n = 905) and sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) (n = 1961)...
March 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403862/muc1-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-cross-sectional-genetic-and-serological-study
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Yasushi Horimasu, Nobuhisa Ishikawa, Sonosuke Tanaka, Chihiro Hirano, Hiroshi Iwamoto, Shinichiro Ohshimo, Kazunori Fujitaka, Hironobu Hamada, Noboru Hattori, Nobuoki Kohno
BACKGROUND: Mucin 1 (MUC1) contributes to the growth and metastasis of various cancers, including lung cancer, and MUC1 gene length polymorphisms are associated with susceptibility to lung cancer and its prognosis. In contrast, the association between rs4072037, a single nucleotide polymorphism in MUC1, and lung cancer has not been well studied. METHODS: In the present study, we determined the rs4072037 genotype and measured serum KL-6 levels to evaluate the association between lung adenocarcinoma (ADC) and rs4072037 or serum KL-6 levels...
April 12, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402293/influence-of-relative-air-water-flow-velocity-on-oxygen-mass-transfer-in-gravity-sewers
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Lucie Carrera, Fanny Springer, Gislain Lipeme-Kouyi, Pierre Buffiere
Problems related to hydrogen sulfide may be serious for both network stakeholders and the public in terms of health, sustainability of the sewer structure and urban comfort. H2S emission models are generally theoretical and simplified in terms of environmental conditions. Although air transport characteristics in sewers must play a role in the fate of hydrogen sulfide, only a limited number of studies have investigated this issue. The aim of this study was to better understand H2S liquid to gas transfer by highlighting the link between the mass transfer coefficient and the turbulence in the air flow and the water flow...
April 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401607/-it-s-like-a-drink-you-d-have-before-you-go-to-a-party-analysis-of-a-vodka-cruiser-advertising-campaign
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Sandra C Jones, Kate L Francis, Chloe S Gordon
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: The aim of the present study was to explore young women's understandings of, and interactions with, an advertising campaign for a pre-mixed alcohol product that appeared to be promoting pre-drinking. This campaign was the subject of complaints to the Alcohol Advertising Review Board, revealing an inconsistency between the way the company responded to such complaints (arguing that the campaign does not encourage pre-drinking) and the way it described the campaign in trade press (the pre-drink enjoyed by the 'girls' while getting ready …)...
April 12, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400868/use-of-saline-as-a-placebo-in-intra-articular-injections-in-osteoarthritis-potential-contributions-to-nociceptive-pain-relief
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REVIEW
David Bar-Or, Leonard T Rael, Edward N Brody
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis of the knee (OAK) is a severe debilitating condition characterized by joint pain, stiffness, and resultant limited mobility. In recent years, intra-articular (IA) injections have been used to relieve symptoms and have succeeded to varying degrees either with sodium hyaluronate preparations or with a biologic. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review is to evaluate multiple studies that demonstrate some relief from the symptoms of OAK in the saline arm of various clinical trials...
2017: Open Rheumatology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400059/maximum-standardised-uptake-value-of-quantitative-bone-spect-ct-in-patients-with-medial-compartment-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee
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J Kim, H-H Lee, Y Kang, T K Kim, S W Lee, Y So, W W Lee
AIM: To evaluate the correlation between the maximum standardised uptake value (SUVmax) from bone single-photon-emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) and other imaging parameters for medial compartment osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients (n=26; male:female=2:24; age, 55.3±5.8 years) underwent quantitative knee SPECT/CT using technetium-99m (Tc-99m) hydroxymethylene diphosphonate (HDP) before surgical operation for medial OA of the knee...
April 8, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398504/degenerative-inter-vertebral-disc-disease-osteochondrosis-intervertebralis-in-europe-prevalence-geographic-variation-and-radiological-correlates-in-men-and-women-aged-50-and-over
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Gabriele Armbrecht, Dieter Felsenberg, Melanie Ganswindt, Mark Lunt, Stephen K Kaptoge, Klaus Abendroth, Antonio Aroso Dias, Ashok K Bhalla, Jorge Cannata Andia, Jan Dequeker, Richard Eastell, Krzysztof Hoszowski, George Lyritis, Pavol Masaryk, Joyce van Meurs, Tomasz Miazgowski, Ranuccio Nuti, Gyula Poór, Inga Redlund-Johnell, David M Reid, Helmut Schatz, Christopher J Todd, Anthony D Woolf, Fernando Rivadeneira, Muhammad K Javaid, Cyrus Cooper, Alan J Silman, Terence W O'Neill, Jonathan Reeve
Objectives.: To assess the prevalences across Europe of radiological indices of degenerative inter-vertebral disc disease (DDD); and to quantify their associations with, age, sex, physical anthropometry, areal BMD (aBMD) and change in aBMD with time. Methods.: In the population-based European Prospective Osteoporosis Study, 27 age-stratified samples of men and women from across the continent aged 50+ years had standardized lateral radiographs of the lumbar and thoracic spine to evaluate the severity of DDD, using the Kellgren-Lawrence (KL) scale...
April 7, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396120/klotho-expression-in-osteocytes-regulates-bone-metabolism-and-controls-bone-formation
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Hirotaka Komaba, Jovana Kaludjerovic, Dorothy Z Hu, Kenichi Nagano, Katsuhiko Amano, Noriko Ide, Tadatoshi Sato, Michael J Densmore, Jun-Ichi Hanai, Hannes Olauson, Teresita Bellido, Tobias E Larsson, Roland Baron, Beate Lanske
Osteocytes within the mineralized bone matrix control bone remodeling by regulating osteoblast and osteoclast activity. Osteocytes express the aging suppressor Klotho, but the functional role of this protein in skeletal homeostasis is unknown. Here we identify Klotho expression in osteocytes as a potent regulator of bone formation and bone mass. Targeted deletion of Klotho from osteocytes led to a striking increase in bone formation and bone volume coupled with enhanced osteoblast activity, in sharp contrast to what is observed in Klotho hypomorphic (kl/kl) mice...
April 8, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388641/biosorption-of-neodymium-on-chlorella-vulgaris-in-aqueous-solution-obtained-from-hard-disk-drive-magnets
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Mehmet Ali Kucuker, Nils Wieczorek, Kerstin Kuchta, Nadim K Copty
In recent years, biosorption is being considered as an environmental friendly technology for the recovery of rare earth metals (REE). This study investigates the optimal conditions for the biosorption of neodymium (Nd) from an aqueous solution derived from hard drive disk magnets using green microalgae (Chlorella vulgaris). The parameters considered include solution pH, temperature and biosorbent dosage. Best-fit equilibrium as well as kinetic biosorption models were also developed. At the optimal pH of 5, the maximum experimental Nd uptakes at 21, 35 and 50°C and an initial Nd concentration of 250 mg/L were 126...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382550/sitting-position-affects-performance-in-cross-country-sit-skiing
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M Lund Ohlsson, M S Laaksonen
PURPOSE: In cross-country sit-skiing (XCSS), athletes with reduced trunk control predominantly sit with the knees higher than the hips (KH); a position often associated with large spinal flexion. Therefore, to improve spinal curvature a new sledge with frontal trunk support, where knees are lower than hips (KL) was created. It was hypothesized that the KL position would improve respiratory function and enhance performance in seated double-poling compared to KH. METHODS: Ten female able-bodied cross-country skiers (age 25...
April 5, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370770/expression-of-kit-ligand-and-insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-protein-3-during-in-vivo-or-in-vitro-development-of-ovarian-follicles-in-sheep
#17
D Srividya, V Praveen Chakravarthi, Ssr Kona, Avn Siva Kumar, K V Brahmaiah, V H Rao
Expression of Kit ligand (KL) and insulin-like growth factor binding protein (IGFBP3) genes was studied at different in vivo and corresponding in vitro stages of development of the ovarian follicles in sheep. The expression of both KL and IGFBP3 was significantly higher in the primordial follicles relative to any other stage of development. Compared to the other stages, the KL expression in the cumulus cells from in vivo grown large antral follicles and that of IGFBP3 in COCs' isolated from large antral follicles matured in vitro for 24 hr were significantly higher...
March 31, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370220/impact-of-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-agents-on-serum-levels-of-kl-6-and-surfactant-protein-d-in-patients-with-psoriasis
#18
Mitsuha Hayashi, Koichi Yanaba, Yoshinori Umezawa, Akihiko Asahina, Hidemi Nakagawa
We longitudinally examined the influence of anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α treatment on serum levels of KL-6 and surfactant protein-D (SP-D). The study group comprised 22 patients with psoriasis treated with infliximab or adalimumab and with no history of interstitial lung disease (ILD). KL-6 and SP-D levels were measured in serum samples. Twelve of the 22 patients (55%) showed at least a 20% increase in KL-6 levels compared with baseline. Of these 12 patients, none exhibited any signs of ILD on chest computed tomography and nine who showed an increase in KL-6 levels (75%) showed at least a 20% increase in SP-D levels...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367413/expression-of-folliculogenesis-related-genes-in-vitrified-human-ovarian-tissue-after-two-weeks-in-vitro-culture
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Zahra Shams Mofarahe, Mojdeh Salehnia, Marefat Ghaffari Novin, Nassim Ghorbanmehr, Mohammad Gholami Fesharaki
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to evaluate the effects of vitrification and in vitro culture of human ovarian tissue on the expression of oocytic and follicular cell-related genes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, ovarian tissue samples were obtained from eight transsexual women. Samples were cut into small fragments and were then assigned to vitrified and non-vitrified groups. In each group, some tissue fragments were divided into un-cultured and cultured (in α-MEM medium for 2 weeks) subgroups...
April 2017: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365812/serum-levels-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-3-and-autoantibodies-related-to-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-the-general-japanese-population-and-their-association-with-osteoporosis-and-osteoarthritis-the-road-study
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Rie Kodama, Shigeyuki Muraki, Toshiko Iidaka, Hiroyuki Oka, Masatoshi Teraguchi, Ryohei Kagotani, Yoshiki Asai, Hiroshi Hashizume, Munehito Yoshida, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Kozo Nakamura, Toru Akune, Sakae Tanaka, Noriko Yoshimura
To purpose of this study was to reveal the mean levels and positive proportion of serological markers related to rheumatoid arthritis, and clarify their relationship with osteoporosis and hand osteoarthritis (OA). A total of 1546 participants from the third survey of the research on osteoarthritis/osteoporosis against disability study were enrolled in the current study. Using participant blood samples, the levels of anti-cyclic citrullinated protein (CCP) antibody, rheumatoid factor (RF), matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3), C-reactive protein (CRP), and high-sensitivity CRP (hsCRP) were measured...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
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