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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783273/clinical-and-genetic-features-of-congenital-myasthenic-syndromes-due-to-chat-mutations-case-report-and-literature-review
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Pinar Arican, Pinar Gencpinar, Dilek Cavusoglu, Nihal Olgac Dundar
Congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMS) are neuromuscular transmission disorders caused by mutations in genes encoding neuromuscular junction proteins. CMS due to choline acetyltransferase (CHAT) gene is characterized by episodic apnea. We report a case of a 12-month-old female patient presented with recurrent episodic apnea carrying a mutation in CHAT gene, p.I336T. Furthermore, we describe the genetic and clinical findings in 44 CMS patients due to CHAT mutations in the literature up to date. Episodes of apnea and respiratory insufficiency are the hallmarks of CHAT mutations...
May 21, 2018: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783247/predictors-of-thrombogenesis-by-the-state-of-pro-and-anticoagulant-components-of-hemostasis-in-the-patients-with-stage-vd-chronic-kidney-disease
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Olexiy B Storozhuk, Iryna B Seleznyova, Larisa O Storozhuk, Boris G Storozhuk, Tetyana V Dovgalyuk
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: One of the major complications of stage V chronic kidney disease (CKD), treated by program hemodialysis, are hemostatic system disturbances resulting in thrombosis development. To detect early predictors of potential thrombosis in study category of patients is rather difficult because of inflammatory process, accumulation of antibodies, continuous damage of blood elements. The aim: To estimate potential applicability of activators and inhibitors of thrombogenesis as thrombophilia markers in the patients with stage V CKD, treated by program hemodialysis...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783205/individual-approach-to-the-treatment-of-obese-copd-patients-can-reduce-anthropometric-indicators-the-level-of-systemic-inflammation-and-improve-the-quality-of-life
#3
Lesia V Savchenko, Igor P Kaidashev
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and obesity are major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and according to current estimates, the global burden of these conditions will be even greater. The basis for COPD treatment is bronchodilator therapy and non-pharmacotherapy approaches, such as respiratory rehabilitation and dietary counseling. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of lifestyle modification on anthropometric indices, markers of systemic inflammation, quality of life in patients with COPD and obesity...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783198/toxicity-assessment-of-metal-oxide-nano-pollutants-on-tomato-solanum-lycopersicon-a-study-on-growth-dynamics-and-plant-cell-death
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Bilal Ahmed, Mohammad Saghir Khan, Javed Musarrat
The present study for the first time demonstrated the interactions of metal oxide (MO) nano-pollutants (CuO and Al2 O3 -NPs) with tissues and cellular DNA of tomato plants grown in soil sand: silt: clay (667:190:143) and Hoagland-hydroponic system and assessed the hazardous effects of NPs on cell physiology and biochemistry. Results of SEM equipped with EDX revealed attachment of variably shaped CuO-NPs (18 nm) and Al2 O3 -NPs (21 nm) on roots, and internalization followed by translocation in plants by ICP-MS and TEM...
May 18, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783197/quantification-of-21-antihypertensive-drugs-in-serum-using-uhplc-ms-ms
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Per Ole M Gundersen, Arne Helland, Olav Spigset, Solfrid Hegstad
BACKGROUND: Poor drug adherence in hypertensive patients can lead to treatment failure and increased cardiovascular morbidity, as well as increased costs to society. An analytical method based on ultra-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MSMS) was developed and validated for use in routine therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM). The method includes 21 antihypertensive drugs or active metabolites from the groups beta blockers (n=5), calcium antagonists (n=5), angiotensin II receptor antagonists (n=4), angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (n=3) and diuretics (n = 3), in addition to one α1-selective alpha blocker...
April 28, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783189/sall2-knockdown-exacerbates-palmitic-acid-induced-dysfunction-and-apoptosis-of-pancreatic-nit-1-beta-cells
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Ye Wang, Jie Liu, Zheng Liu, Jing Chen, Xuemei Hu, Yimeng Hu, Yin Yuan, Guijun Wu, Zhe Dai, Yancheng Xu
Spalt-like (Sall) proteins are a class of transcription factors. The role of Sall2 in beta cells remain poorly understood. Here, we aimed to explore whether Sall2 involved in lipotoxicity-mediated dysfunction and apoptosis in pancreatic NIT-1 beta cells. Our results showed that high concentrations of palmitic acid (PA) led to impaired cell viability and decreased Sall2 expression in NIT-1 cells. Knocking down of Sall2 in NIT-1 cells resulted in increased sensitivity to lipotoxicity and caused higher rates of cell apoptosis following PA treatment...
May 18, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783188/%C3%AE-pyrone-compounds-flavonoids-and-maltol-glucoside-derivatives-from-herniaria-glabra-l-collected-in-the-ternopil-region-of-the-ukraine
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Solomiia Kozachok, Łukasz Pecio, Joanna Kolodziejczyk-Czepas, Svitlana Marchyshyn, Pawel Nowak, Jarosław Mołdoch, Wiesław Oleszek
The phytochemical investigation of the whole plant extracts of Herniaria glabra L. (Caryophyllaceae) led to the identification and isolation of four known flavonoids, one known and three undescribed maltol derivatives, and benzyl β-gentiobioside. The structures were established by extensive 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic analyses, as well as HRESIMS data. For the first time in Herniaria genus, as well as in Caryophylaceae family the presence of apiorutin {quercetin 3-O-[(D-apio-β-d-furanosyl-(1 → 2)-O-[-α-l-rhamnopyranosyl-(1 → 6)]-β-d-glucopyranoside]} and licoagroside B {maltol 3-O-[6-O-(3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaroyl)]-β-d-glucopyranoside} were revealed...
May 18, 2018: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783183/identification-of-novel-phosphatidic-acid-binding-domain-on-sphingosine-kinase-1-of-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Shatakshi Pandit, Vikram Dalal, Girish Mishra
Phosphatidic acid (PA) is an important lipid signaling molecule which interacts with Arabidopsis thaliana Sphingosine kinase1 (AtSPHK1) during several abiotic stresses particularly drought stress as a result of Abscisic acid (ABA) signaling in guard cells. PA molecules respond by generating lipid signal and/or by binding and translocating target proteins to membrane. However, site of interaction and role of PA binding to AtSPHK1 is not clear yet. Owing to the importance of AtSPHK1 during stress signaling it is imperative to decipher the site of PA interaction with AtSPHK1...
May 8, 2018: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783176/%C3%AF-3-and-folic-acid-act-against-depressive-like-behavior-and-oxidative-damage-in-the-brain-of-rats-subjected-to-early-or-late-life-stress
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Gislaine Z Réus, Amanda L Maciel, Helena M Abelaira, Airam B de Moura, Thays G de Souza, Thais R Dos Santos, Ana Caroline Darabas, Murilo Parzianello, Danyela Matos, Mariane Abatti, Ana Carolina Vieira, Vanessa Fucillini, Monique Michels, Felipe Dal-Pizzol, João Quevedo
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the antidepressant and antioxidant effects of omega-3, folic acid and n-acetylcysteine (NAC) in rats which were subjected to early or late life stress. METHODS: Early stress was induced through maternal deprivation (MD), while late life stress was induced using the chronic mild stress (CMS) protocol. Young rats which were subjected to MD and the adult rats which were subjected to CMS were treated with omega-3 fatty acids (0.72 g/kg), NAC (20 mg/kg) or folic acid (50 mg/kg) once/day, for a period of 20 days...
March 30, 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783174/facile-isolation-of-%C3%AE-ribazole-from-vitamin-b-12-hydrolysates-using-boronate-affinity-chromatography
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Theodoric A Mattes, Jorge C Escalante-Semerena
Alpha-ribazole (α-R) is a unique riboside found in the nucleotide loop of coenzyme B12 (CoB12 ). α-R is not an intermediate of the de novo biosynthetic pathway of coenzyme B12 , but some bacteria of the phylum Firmicutes have evolved a two-protein system (transporter, kinase) that scavenges α-R from the environment and converts it to the pathway intermediate α-RP. Since α-R is not commercially available, one must either synthesize α-R, or isolate it from hydrolysates of vitamin B12 (cyano-B12 , CNB12 ), so the function of the above-mentioned proteins can be studied...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783151/formation-and-characterization-of-chitosan-protein-particles-with-fractal-whey-protein-aggregates
#11
Khouloud Fekih Ahmed, Adel Aschi, Taco Nicolai
Hybrid protein-polysaccharide particles were formed by complexation of fractal whey protein aggregates and the cationic polysaccharide chitosan. The fractal aggregates were preformed by heating native whey protein isolate at pH 7 and subsequently mixed with chitosan at pH 3 where these proteins and polysaccharides don't interact with each other. Stable dispersions of protein-polysaccharide particles were formed spontaneously when the pH was gradually increased between 4.1 and 6.8, whereas in the absence of chitosan the fractal aggregates precipitated between pH 4...
May 15, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783142/assessment-of-microbial-products-in-the-biosorption-process-of-cu-ii-onto-aerobic-granular-sludge-extracellular-polymeric-substances-contribution-and-soluble-microbial-products-release
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Linxian Huang, Meilin Li, Guangchao Si, Jinglin Wei, Huu Hao Ngo, Wenshan Guo, Weiying Xu, Bin Du, Qin Wei, Dong Wei
In the present study, the responses of microbial products in the biosorption process of Cu(II) onto aerobic granular sludge were evaluated by using batch and spectroscopic approaches. Batch experimental data showed that extracellular polymeric substances (EPSs) contributed to Cu(II) removal from an aqueous solution, especially when treating low metal concentrations, whereas soluble microbial products (SMPs) were released under the metal stress during biosorption process. A three-dimensional excitation-emission matrix (3D-EEM) identified four main fluorescence peaks in the EPS, i...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783123/sequentially-distant-but-structurally-similar-proteins-exhibit-fold-specific-patterns-based-on-their-biophysical-properties
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Senthilnathan Rajendran, Arunachalam Jothi
The Three-dimensional structure of a protein depends on the interaction between their amino acid residues. These interactions are in turn influenced by various biophysical properties of the amino acids. There are several examples of proteins that share the same fold but are very dissimilar at the sequence level. For proteins to share a common fold some crucial interactions should be maintained despite insignificant sequence similarity. Since the interactions are because of the biophysical properties of the amino acids, we should be able to detect descriptive patterns for folds at such a property level...
May 16, 2018: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783120/canine-mesenchymal-stem-cells-treated-with-tnf-%C3%AE-and-ifn-%C3%AE-enhance-anti-inflammatory-effects-through-the-cox-2-pge-2-pathway
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Hye-Mi Yang, Woo-Jin Song, Qiang Li, Su-Yeon Kim, Hyeon-Jin Kim, Min-Ok Ryu, Jin-Ok Ahn, Hwa-Young Youn
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been used in studies on treatment of various diseases, and their application to immune-mediated diseases has garnered interest. Various methods for enhancing the immunomodulation effect of human MSCs have been used; however, similar approaches for canine MSCs are relatively unexplored. Accordingly, we evaluated immunomodulatory effects and mechanisms in canine MSCs treated with TNF-α and IFN-γ. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW 264.7 cells were incubated with the conditioned media (CM) from canine MSCs for 48 h...
May 14, 2018: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783112/the-neuropeptides-of-asian-freshwater-clam-corbicula-fluminea-as-new-molecular-biomarker-basing-on-the-responses-of-organophosphate-chemicals-exposure
#15
Qi Wang, Xiangsheng Hong, Huihui Chen, Lilai Yuan, Jinmiao Zha
In the present study, to discover new biomarker of Asian freshwater clam (Corbicula fluminea) to assess impact of environmental pollutions, cholecystokinin (CCK), conopressin, and Neuropeptide FF (FFamide) in C. fluminea were selected as potent biomarkers. Therefore, their full-length cDNAs were cloned and characterized to investigate the molecular characteristics and expression patterns of neuropeptides in C. fluminea. According to the sequence analysis, CCK, conopressin, and FFamide encoded proteins of 173, 152, and 90 amino acids, respectively...
May 18, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783108/a-new-perspective-to-aberrations-caused-by-barium-and-vanadium-ions-on-lens-culinaris-medik
#16
Murat Çanlı
This study investigates aberrations caused by barium and vanadium on meristematic cells of Lens culinaris Medik. Barium and vanadium ions at various concentrations (0.05 M, 0.1 M, 0.25 M, 0.5 M, and 1.0 M) were exposed to the seeds of the plant at fixed time interval (12 h). After seedlings, with a microscopic examination images were captured about the root tips. Those images showed that several abnormalities occurred on the plant such as chromosome breakings, chromosome dispersion, bridge chromosome, chromosome adherence, ring chromosome...
May 18, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783107/effect-of-cd-on-growth-physiological-response-cd-subcellular-distribution-and-chemical-forms-of-koelreuteria-paniculata
#17
Lan Peng Yang, Jian Zhu, Ping Wang, Jing Zeng, Rong Tan, Yu Zhong Yang, Zhi Ming Liu
Koelreuteria paniculata were cultivated in nutrient solution with different concentrations of Cd (0, 50, 150, 250 and 500 µM) and sampled after 90 days. The resistance, translocation, accumulation and stress responses in Koelreuteria paniculata were investigated by hydroponic experiments. The results showed that Koelreuteria paniculata is an efficient Cd excluder that can tolerate high concentrations of Cd (up to 150-250 µM of Cd). The concentration of Cd never exceeds 5 ppm in leaves and 10 ppm in roots...
May 18, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783100/cd133-cells-derived-from-skeletal-muscles-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-patients-have-a-compromised-myogenic-and-muscle-regenerative-capability
#18
Jinhong Meng, Francesco Muntoni, Jennifer Morgan
Cell-mediated gene therapy is a possible means to treat muscular dystrophies like Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Autologous patient stem cells can be genetically-corrected and transplanted back into the patient, without causing immunorejection problems. Regenerated muscle fibres derived from these cells will express the missing dystrophin protein, thus improving muscle function. CD133+ cells derived from normal human skeletal muscle contribute to regenerated muscle fibres and form muscle stem cells after their intra-muscular transplantation into an immunodeficient mouse model...
May 12, 2018: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783098/design-and-synthesis-of-aminocoumarin-derivatives-as-dpp-iv-inhibitors-and-anticancer-agents
#19
Rina Soni, Shubhangi S Soman
DPP-IV "a moonlighting protein" has immerged as promising pathway to control Type 2 diabetes as well as found to play key role in earlier stages of cancer. Here we have reported design, synthesis and applications of aminocoumarin derivatives as DPP-IV inhibitors. Compounds have been synthesized and studied for their DPP-IV inhibition activity. Three compounds have shown moderate inhibition at 100 µM concentration. All compounds were also screened for their anticancer activity against A549 (Lung cancer cell line), MCF-7 (Breast cancer cell line) using MTT assay...
May 17, 2018: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783089/self-stabilized-silk-sericin-based-nanoparticles-in-vivo-biocompatibility-and-reduced-doxorubicin-induced-toxicity
#20
Doudou Hu, Ting Li, Zongpu Xu, Di Liu, Mingying Yang, Liangjun Zhu
A variety of colloid stabilizers and cryoprotectants confer improved nanoparticle (NP) colloidal stability and redisperability. However, the discounted tumor targetability, delivery efficacy and possible side effects limit the application in the vascular delivery of NPs. Here we present the water-soluble silk sericin (SS) not only as a material for the preparation of NPs, but also both a dispersion stabilizer and a cryoprotectant. In the absence of any stabilizers, SS-based NPs (SSC@NPs) could resist to the serum protein adsorption, preventing the formation of particle agglomerates...
May 18, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
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