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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792392/hemizygous-fabry-disease-associated-with-membranous-nephropathy-a-rare-case-report
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Wenyan Zhou, Zhaohui Ni, Minfang Zhang
BACKGROUND: Fabry disease may coexist with various glomerular diseases, including IgA nephropathy, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, etc. In this study, we report a rare case of Fabry disease associated with membranous nephropathy (MN). CASE PRESENTATION: A 30-year-old man with nephrotic proteinuria, normal renal function, and no other extrarenal manifestations underwent a renal biopsy in February 2017. Light microscopy and immunofluorescence indicated MN (stage 1)...
May 24, 2018: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792176/anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-glomerulonephritis-with-detection-of-myeloperoxidase-and-phospholipase-a-2-receptor-in-membranous-nephropathy-lesions-report-of-two-patients-with-microscopic-polyangiitis
#2
Kenta Tominaga, Takahiro Uchida, Toshihiko Imakiire, Kenji Itoh, Hideyuki Shimazaki, Kuniaki Nakanishi, Hiroo Kumagai, Naoki Oshima
BACKGROUND: Podocyte phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2 R) is a major target antigen in idiopathic adult membranous nephropathy (MN). Histological PLA2 R staining in the renal tissue has proven to be useful for the detection of idiopathic MN. However, glomerular PLA2 R deposits have also been recently observed in several patients with secondary MN, such as hepatitis B virus-associated, hepatitis C virus-associated, and neoplasm-associated MN. Certain inflammatory environments have been suggested to lead to abnormal expression of PLA2 R epitopes, with the resulting production of PLA2 R autoantibodies...
May 23, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791131/sensitivity-enhancement-of-fret-immunoassays-by-multiple-antibody-conjugation-on-quantum-dots
#3
Giacomo Annio, Travis Jennings, Oya Tagit, Niko Hildebrandt
Quantum dots (QDs) are not only advantageous for color-tuning, improved brightness, and high stability, but their nanoparticle surfaces also allow for the attachment of many biomolecules. Because IgG antibodies (ABs) are in the same size range of biocompatible QDs and the AB orientation after conjugation to the QD is often random, it is difficult to predict if few or many ABs per QD will lead to an efficient AB-QD conjugate. This is particularly true for homogeneous Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) sandwich immunoassays, for which the ABs on the QD must bind a biomarker that needs to bind a second AB-FRET-conjugate...
May 23, 2018: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790662/pathogenic-characterization-of-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-of-indian-origin-in-experimentally-infected-piglets
#4
D Senthilkumar, K Rajukumar, A Sen, M Kumar, D Shrivastava, S Kalaiyarasu, S Gautam, F Singh, D D Kulkarni, V P Singh
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is an economically important transboundary viral disease of pigs confronting the swine industry worldwide. This study was aimed to assess the pathogenic potential of PRRS virus belonging to genotype 2 that emerged in India in 2013. Nine 6-week-old piglets were inoculated intranasally with 2 × 105.75  TCID50 /ml of PRRSV (Ind-297221/2013). Three piglets were kept as uninfected controls. Blood and nasal swabs were collected daily up to 7 days post-infection (dpi) and on alternate days subsequently...
May 23, 2018: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790172/cell-remodeling-and-subtilase-gene-expression-in-the-actinorhizal-plant-discaria-trinervis-highlight-host-orchestration-of-intercellular-frankia-colonization
#5
Joëlle Fournier, Leandro Imanishi, Mireille Chabaud, Iltaf Abdou-Pavy, Andrea Genre, Lukas Brichet, Hernán Ramiro Lascano, Nacira Muñoz, Alice Vayssières, Elodie Pirolles, Laurent Brottier, Hassen Gherbi, Valérie Hocher, Sergio Svistoonoff, David G Barker, Luis G Wall
Nitrogen-fixing filamentous Frankia colonize the root tissues of its actinorhizal host Discaria trinervis via an exclusively intercellular pathway. Here we present studies aimed at uncovering mechanisms associated with this little-researched mode of root entry, and in particular the extent to which the host plant is an active partner during this process. Detailed characterization of the expression patterns of infection-associated actinorhizal host genes has provided valuable tools to identify intercellular infection sites, thus allowing in vivo confocal microscopic studies of the early stages of Frankia colonization...
May 23, 2018: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788991/bilateral-tympanokeratomas-cholesteatomas-with-bilateral-otitis-media-unilateral-otitis-interna-and-acoustic-neuritis-in-a-dog
#6
Liv Østevik, Kathrine Rudlang, Tuva Holt Jahr, Mette Valheim, Bradley Lyndon Njaa
BACKGROUND: An aural cholesteatoma, more appropriately named tympanokeratoma, is an epidermoid cyst of the middle ear described in several species, including dogs, humans and Mongolian gerbils. The cyst lining consists of stratified, keratinizing squamous epithelium with central accumulation of a keratin debris. This case report describes vestibular ganglioneuritis and perineuritis in a dog with chronic otitis, bilateral tympanokeratomas and presumed extension of otic infection to the central nervous system...
May 22, 2018: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785638/intermittent-convection-enhanced-delivery-of-gdnf-into-rhesus-monkey-putamen-absence-of-local-or-cerebellar-toxicity
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Matthias Luz, Philip C Allen, John Bringas, Chris Boiko, Diane E Stockinger, Kristen J Nikula, Owen Lewis, Max Woolley, H Christian Fibiger, Krystof Bankiewicz, Erich Mohr
Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) has demonstrated neurorestorative and neuroprotective effects in rodent and nonhuman primate models of Parkinson's disease. However, continuous intraputamenal infusion of GDNF (100 µg/day) resulted in multifocal cerebellar Purkinje cell loss in a 6-month toxicity study in rhesus monkeys. It was hypothesized that continuous leakage of GDNF into the cerebrospinal fluid compartment during the infusions led to down-regulation of GDNF receptors on Purkinje cells, and that subsequent acute withdrawal of GDNF then mediated the observed cerebellar lesions...
May 22, 2018: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784922/special-temperatures-in-frustrated-ferromagnets
#8
L Bovo, M Twengström, O A Petrenko, T Fennell, M J P Gingras, S T Bramwell, P Henelius
The description and detection of unconventional magnetic states, such as spin liquids, is a recurring topic in condensed matter physics. While much of the efforts have traditionally been directed at geometrically frustrated antiferromagnets, recent studies reveal that systems featuring competing antiferromagnetic and ferromagnetic interactions are also promising candidate materials. We find that this competition leads to the notion of special temperatures, analogous to those of gases, at which the competing interactions balance, and the system is quasi-ideal...
May 21, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783922/lethal-phlegmonous-colitis
#9
John D Gilbert, Roger W Byard
A 52-year-old man died soon after admission to hospital with a severe metabolic acidosis and likely sepsis. He had a past history of alcohol abuse with withdrawal seizures. An abdominal computed tomography scan showed thickened bowel loops but no obvious ischaemic changes, and a blood culture yielded a pure growth of Escherichia coli. At autopsy, the liver showed well-established micro-nodular cirrhosis with steatosis. The peritoneal cavity contained 200 mL of turbid yellow-brown fluid, and the caecum and ascending colon were unusually thickened...
January 1, 2018: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781194/paraneoplastic-autoimmune-encephalitis-associated-with-pleomorphic-lung-carcinoma-an-autopsy-case-report
#10
Takashi Ando, Yoji Goto, Kazuo Mano, Fumio Nomura, Masako Kurashige, Masafumi Ito, Maya Mimuro, Yasushi Iwasaki, Masahisa Katsuno, Mari Yoshida
A 64-year-old man was admitted with acute onset disturbed consciousness. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis revealed pleocytosis and elevated protein, with negative cultures and PCR. Serum antibodies for autoimmune encephalitis were also negative. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was unremarkable, but whole-body CT scan showed a tumor in the left lower lung lobe. Bronchial brush cytology demonstrated clusters of malignant cells, and 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography showed multiple lesions and increased uptake in the lung tumor...
May 20, 2018: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781016/comparative-analysis-of-the-cellular-entry-of-polystyrene-and-gold-nanoparticles-using-the-freeze-concentration-method
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Sana Ahmed, Koyo Okuma, Kazuaki Matsumura
Despite advances in nanoparticle delivery, established physical approaches, such as electroporation and sonication, result in cell damage, limiting their practical applications. In this study, we proposed a unique freeze concentration-based technique and evaluated the efficacy of the method using two types of nanoparticles: citrate-capped gold nanoparticles and carboxylated polystyrene nanoparticles. We further compared the internalisation behaviour of particles of various sizes with and without freezing. Confocal microscopic images showed that the uptake efficacy of 50 nm nanomaterials was greater than that of 100 nm particles...
May 21, 2018: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780644/spindle-cell-hemangioma-in-the-mucosa-of-the-upper-lip-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#12
Kazuhiro Murakami, Kazuhiko Yamamoto, Tsutomu Sugiura, Tadaaki Kirita
Spindle cell hemangioma (SCH) is a unique benign vascular lesion. We present a case of SCH in the upper lip of a 41-year-old woman. A submucosal nodular mass 30 × 20 mm in size was observed in the left upper lip. The mass developed 5 years earlier and enlarged after repeated ethanol injections. The mass was elastic firm, mobile, bluish in color, and well demarcated in magnetic resonance imaging. Under the clinical diagnosis of hemangioma, surgical excision was performed under local anesthesia. Microscopically, the lesion was composed of irregular cavernous spaces and multiple solid cellular areas...
2018: Case Reports in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780363/microbial-community-analyses-of-the-deteriorated-storeroom-objects-in-the-tianjin-museum-using-culture-independent-and-culture-dependent-approaches
#13
Zijun Liu, Yanhong Zhang, Fengyu Zhang, Cuiting Hu, Genliang Liu, Jiao Pan
In the storeroom C7 of the Tianjin Museum, one wooden desk and two leather luggages dated back to Qing dynasty (1644-1912 AD) presented viable microbial contamination. The aim of the present study was to investigate microbial communities responsible for the biodeterioration of storeroom objects using a combination of culture-independent and culture-dependent methods as well microscopic techniques. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) revealed that the microflora on three storeroom objects were characterized by a marked presence of Eurotium halophilicum ...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779756/biliary-cystadenoma-associated-with-opisthorchis-viverrini-infection-in-a-domestic-cat-felis-catus
#14
Saruda Tiwananthagorn, Saralee Srivorakul, Varangpicha Khochakul, Kidsadagon Pringproa
A 12-year-old, female, domestic cat (Felis catus) presented with dehydration, emaciation, anorexia, and lethargy. The cat was unresponsive to medical treatment and euthanized; the carcass was submitted for pathological diagnosis. Necropsy revealed icteric mucous membranes. The liver was enlarged, with multinodular, cystic, white masses, 0.5-4.0 cm in diameter, scattered throughout. Microscopically, the biliary epithelium presented with a proliferation of multifocal cystic masses, occasionally with periodic acid-Schiff-positive fluid within the cysts...
May 5, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778962/micro-porous-polyetheretherketone-implants-decorated-with-bmp-2-via-phosphorylated-gelatin-coating-for-enhancing-cell-adhesion-and-osteogenic-differentiation
#15
Jiuping Wu, Linlong Li, Chuan Fu, Fan Yang, Zixue Jiao, Xincui Shi, Yoshihiro Ito, Zongliang Wang, Qinyi Liu, Peibiao Zhang
Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) is a high-performance semicrystalline thermoplastic polymer that is widely used in the orthopedics treatment. However, due to its biological inertness, the surface modification of PEEK using different methods to improve the biocompatibility remains a significant challenge. Herein, we attempted to use the covalently coating of phosphorylated gelatin loaded with bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2) on hydroxylated micro-porous PEEK films for enhancing the biological activity. Environmental scanning electron microscope (ESEM), fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and water contact angle measurements were applied to characterize the surface of modified or untreated PEEK films...
May 15, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776091/modeling-persistence-of-motion-in-a-crowded-environment-the-diffusive-limit-of-excluding-velocity-jump-processes
#16
Enrico Gavagnin, Christian A Yates
Persistence of motion is the tendency of an object to maintain motion in a direction for short time scales without necessarily being biased in any direction in the long term. One of the most appropriate mathematical tools to study this behavior is an agent-based velocity-jump process. In the absence of agent-agent interaction, the mean-field continuum limit of the agent-based model (ABM) gives rise to the well known hyperbolic telegraph equation. When agent-agent interaction is included in the ABM, a strictly advective system of partial differential equations (PDEs) can be derived at the population level...
March 2018: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776086/universal-avalanche-statistics-and-triggering-close-to-failure-in-a-mean-field-model-of-rheological-fracture
#17
Jordi Baró, Jörn Davidsen
The hypothesis of critical failure relates the presence of an ultimate stability point in the structural constitutive equation of materials to a divergence of characteristic scales in the microscopic dynamics responsible for deformation. Avalanche models involving critical failure have determined common universality classes for stick-slip processes and fracture. However, not all empirical failure processes exhibit the trademarks of criticality. The rheological properties of materials introduce dissipation, usually reproduced in conceptual models as a hardening of the coarse grained elements of the system...
March 2018: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776064/absorbing-phase-transitions-in-deterministic-fixed-energy-sandpile-models
#18
Su-Chan Park
We investigate the origin of the difference, which was noticed by Fey et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 145703 (2010)PRLTAO0031-900710.1103/PhysRevLett.104.145703], between the steady state density of an Abelian sandpile model (ASM) and the transition point of its corresponding deterministic fixed-energy sandpile model (DFES). Being deterministic, the configuration space of a DFES can be divided into two disjoint classes such that every configuration in one class should evolve into one of absorbing states, whereas no configurations in the other class can reach an absorbing state...
March 2018: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775717/temozolomide-loaded-nano-lipid-based-chitosan-hydrogel-for-nose-to-brain-delivery-characterization-nasal-absorption-histopathology-and-cell-line-study
#19
Anam Khan, Mohd Aqil, Syed Sarim Imam, Abdul Ahad, Yasmin Sultana, Asgar Ali, Khalid Khan
The present study was designed to develop and optimize Temozolomide nano lipid chitosan gel delivery (TMZNLCHG) to target the brain through nasal route. The formulation was developed using chitosan as a gelling agent and Vit E: gelucire 44/14 blend as lipid. The formulations were evaluated for particle size, drug loading, morphology, drug release, nasal diffusion, cell line study, and histopathology study. The average particle size, PDI, %EE, loading, drug release, and % permeation were found to be 134 nm, 0...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775349/tuning-the-pairing-interaction-in-a-d-wave-superconductor-by-paramagnons-injected-through-interfaces
#20
M Naritsuka, P F S Rosa, Yongkang Luo, Y Kasahara, Y Tokiwa, T Ishii, S Miyake, T Terashima, T Shibauchi, F Ronning, J D Thompson, Y Matsuda
Unconventional superconductivity and magnetism are intertwined on a microscopic level in a wide class of materials. A new approach to this most fundamental and hotly debated issue focuses on the role of interactions between superconducting electrons and bosonic fluctuations at the interface between adjacent layers in heterostructures. Here we fabricate hybrid superlattices consisting of alternating atomic layers of the heavy-fermion superconductor CeCoIn_{5} and antiferromagnetic (AFM) metal CeRhIn_{5}, in which the AFM order can be suppressed by applying pressure...
May 4, 2018: Physical Review Letters
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