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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906112/chromatin-wide-and-transcriptome-profiling-integration-uncovers-p38%C3%AE-mapk-as-a-global-regulator-of-skeletal-muscle-differentiation
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Jessica Segalés, Abul B M M K Islam, Roshan Kumar, Qi-Cai Liu, Pedro Sousa-Victor, F Jeffrey Dilworth, Esteban Ballestar, Eusebio Perdiguero, Pura Muñoz-Cánoves
BACKGROUND: Extracellular stimuli induce gene expression responses through intracellular signaling mediators. The p38 signaling pathway is a paradigm of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) family that, although originally identified as stress-response mediator, contributes to establishing stem cell differentiation fates. p38α is central for induction of the differentiation fate of the skeletal muscle stem cells (satellite cells) through not fully characterized mechanisms. METHODS: To investigate the global gene transcription program regulated by p38α during satellite cell differentiation (myogenesis), and to specifically address whether this regulation occurs through direct action of p38α on gene promoters, we performed a combination of microarray gene expression and genome-wide binding analyses...
March 15, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905897/cost-and-cost-effectiveness-of-tuberculosis-treatment-shortening-a-model-based-analysis
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G B Gomez, D W Dowdy, M L Bastos, A Zwerling, S Sweeney, N Foster, A Trajman, M A Islam, S Kapiga, E Sinanovic, G M Knight, R G White, W A Wells, F G Cobelens, A Vassall
BACKGROUND: Despite improvements in treatment success rates for tuberculosis (TB), current six-month regimen duration remains a challenge for many National TB Programmes, health systems, and patients. There is increasing investment in the development of shortened regimens with a number of candidates in phase 3 trials. METHODS: We developed an individual-based decision analytic model to assess the cost-effectiveness of a hypothetical four-month regimen for first-line treatment of TB, assuming non-inferiority to current regimens of six-month duration...
December 1, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904879/the-establishment-and-diversification-of-epidemic-associated-serogroup-w-meningococcus-in-the-african-meningitis-belt-1994-to-2012
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Adam C Retchless, Fang Hu, Abdoul-Salam Ouédraogo, Seydou Diarra, Kristen Knipe, Mili Sheth, Lori A Rowe, Lassana Sangaré, Absetou Ky Ba, Soumeya Ouangraoua, Dhwani Batra, Ryan T Novak, Rasmata Ouédraogo Traoré, Xin Wang
Epidemics of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) caused by meningococcal serogroup A have been eliminated from the sub-Saharan African so-called "meningitis belt" by the meningococcal A conjugate vaccine (MACV), and yet, other serogroups continue to cause epidemics. Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W remains a major cause of disease in the region, with most isolates belonging to clonal complex 11 (CC11). Here, the genetic variation within and between epidemic-associated strains was assessed by sequencing the genomes of 92 N...
November 2016: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902760/socio-economic-inequality-of-chronic-non-communicable-diseases-in-bangladesh
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Tuhin Biswas, Md Saimul Islam, Natalie Linton, Lal B Rawal
INTRODUCTION: Chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a major public health challenge, and undermine social and economic development in much of the developing world, including Bangladesh. Epidemiologic evidence on the socioeconomic status (SES)-related pattern of NCDs remains limited in Bangladesh. This study assessed the relationship between three chronic NCDs and SES among the Bangladeshi population, paying particular attention to the differences between urban and rural areas. MATERIALS AND METHOD: Data from the 2011 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey were used for this study...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900221/grafted-tubularised-incised-plate-urethroplasty-an-objective-assessment-of-outcome-with-lessons-learnt-from-surgical-experience-with-263-cases
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Vipul Gupta, Sunil Kumar Yadav, Talal Alanzi, Islam Amer, Mohmmad Salah, Mamdouh Ahmed
OBJECTIVE: Snodgrass urethroplasty remains the preferred technique in primary distal hypospadias but development of meatal stenosis often limits distal extension of the midline incision of the urethral plate (MIUP), which remains a limiting factor in reconstructing an apical neomeatus (NM). We here-in assess the cosmetic and functional outcome with distal extension of the MIUP in grafted tubularised incised-plate urethroplasty (G-TIP) repair. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective study included the surgical experience of 263 cases of primary hypospadias operated upon between 2012 and 2015...
December 2016: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899264/cyclic-ferrocenylnaphthalene-diimide-derivative-as-a-new-class-of-g-quadruplex-dna-binding-ligand
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Md Monirul Islam, Shinobu Sato, Shingo Shinozaki, Shigeori Takenaka
To identify an effective ligand that binds to a G-quadruplex structure but not a double-stranded DNA (dsDNA), a set of biophysical and biochemical experiments were carried out using newly synthesized cyclic ferrocenylnaphthalene diimide (cFNDI, 1) or the non-cyclic derivative (2) with various structures of G-quadruplex DNAs and dsDNA. Compound 1 bound strongly to G-quadruplexes DNAs (10(6)M(-1) order) with diminished binding to dsDNA (10(4)M(-1) order) in 100mM AcOH-AcOK buffer (pH 5.5) containing 100mM KCl...
November 15, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898339/dietary-phytochemicals-for-possible-preventive-and-therapeutic-option-of-uterine-fibroids-signaling-pathways-as-target
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REVIEW
Md Soriful Islam, James H Segars, Mario Castellucci, Pasquapina Ciarmela
A growing interest has emerged on dietary phytochemicals to control diverse pathological conditions. Unfortunately, dietary phytochemical research in uterine fibroids is still under construction. Uterine fibroids/leiomyomas are benign tumors developing from the myometrium of the uterus in premenopausal women. They may occur in more than 70% of women, and approximately 25% of women show clinically significant symptoms. These include heavy and prolonged menstrual bleeding, pelvic pressure (urinary frequency, incontinence, and difficulty with urination), pelvic pain, pelvic mass, infertility, and reproductive dysfunction...
October 20, 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896890/diterpenes-as-lead-molecules-against-neglected-tropical-diseases
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REVIEW
Marcus Vinícius Oliveira Barros de Alencar, João Marcelo de Castro E Sousa, Hercília Maria Lins Rolim, Maria das Graças Freire de Medeiros, Gilberto Santos Cerqueira, Fernanda Regina de Castro Almeida, Antônia Maria das Graças Lopes Citó, Paulo Michel Pinheiro Ferreira, José Arimatéia Dantas Lopes, Ana Amélia de Carvalho Melo-Cavalcante, Md Torequl Islam
Nowadays, neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are reported to be present everywhere. Poor and developing areas in the world have received great attention to NTDs. Drug resistance, safety profile, and various challenges stimulate the search for alternative medications. Plant-based drugs are viewed with great interest, as they are believed to be devoid of side effects. Diterpenes, a family of essential oils, have showed attractive biological effects. A systematic review of the literature was carried out to summarize available evidences of diterpenes against NTDs...
November 29, 2016: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896705/does-gender-influence-the-cardiovascular-benefits-observed-with-sodium-glucose-co-transporter-2-sglt-2-inhibitors-a-meta-regression-analysis
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Ahmed N Mahmoud, Islam Y Elgendy, Marwan Saad, Akram Y Elgendy, Amr F Barakat, Amgad Mentias, Ahmed Abuzaid, Anthony A Bavry
INTRODUCTION: Although a large recent trial had shown improved cardiovascular outcomes of diabetic patients on sodium glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors, the influence of gender differences on such outcomes is not known. Thus, we aimed to assess the impact of gender on such outcomes in the patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus receiving SGLT-2 inhibitors. METHODS: A search of electronic databases was conducted for all randomized trials comparing SGLT-2 inhibitors with placebo in patients with diabetes mellitus...
November 28, 2016: Cardiology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895925/somatic-neural-alterations-in-non-diabetic-obesity-a-cross-sectional-study
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Ram Lochan Yadav, Deepak Sharma, Prakash Kumar Yadav, Dev Kumar Shah, Kopila Agrawal, Rita Khadka, Md Nazrul Islam
BACKGROUND: Reports on alterations in somatic neural functions due to non-diabetic obesity, a major risk factor for diabetes, are few and still a matter of debate. Nevertheless, to our knowledge, reports lack any comments on the type of somatic nerve fibers affected in non-diabetic obesity. Therefore, this study aimed to find out the alteration in somatic neural functions in non-diabetic obese persons if any. METHODS: The study was conducted on 30 adult non-diabetic obese persons (mean age 32...
2016: BMC Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895375/clinical-profile-treatment-and-survival-outcomes-of-peadiatric-germ-cell-tumours-a-pakistani-perspective
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Irfan Ul Islam Nasir, Muhammad Ijaz Ashraf, Nouman Ahmed, Muhammad Fahd Shah, Muhammad Taqi Pirzada, Amir Ali Syed, Abid Quddus Qazi
Germ Cell Tumours (GCTs) are rare tumours. Generally 80% are benign and 20% malignant with a bimodal age distribution. The retrospective study was conducted at Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan, and comprised all paediatric patients below 18 years of age who received treatment for histology-proven GCT from 2006 to 2014. Of the 207 patients, 98(42.3%) were males and 109(52.7%) were females. The most common GCT was yolk sac tumour in 90(43.5%) children followed by mixed GCT in 40(19.3%) and dysgerminoma in 34(16...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892788/vitamin-a-deficiency-due-to-bi-allelic-mutation-of-rbp4-there-s-more-to-it-than-meets-the-eye
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Kamron N Khan, Keren Carss, F Lucy Raymond, Farrah Islam, Nihr BioResource-Rare Diseases Consortium, Anthony T Moore, Michel Michaelides, Gavin Arno
Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children worldwide and results in a well-recognized ocular phenotype. Herein we describe a patient presenting to the eye clinic with a retinal dystrophy and ocular colobomata. This combination of clinical signs and consanguineous pedigree structure suggested a genetic basis for the disease, a hypothesis that was tested using whole genome sequencing. Bi-allelic mutations in RBP4 were identified (c.248+1G>A), consistent with a diagnosis of inherited vitamin A deficiency...
November 28, 2016: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892686/tobacco-and-the-malays-ethnicity-health-and-the-political-economy-of-tobacco-in-malaysia
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Simon Barraclough, Martha Morrow
OBJECTIVES: To identify the historical nexus between Malaysia's largest and politically dominant ethnic group and the political economy of tobacco, and to consider the implications of this connection for tobacco control. DESIGN: Primary and secondary documentary sources in both English and Malay were analysed to illuminate key events and decisions, and the discourse of industry and government. Sources included: speeches by Malaysian political and industry actors; tobacco industry reports, press releases and websites; government documents; World Health Organization (WHO) tobacco control literature; and press reports...
November 28, 2016: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891416/effect-of-oral-iron-on-markers-of-oxidative-stress-and-antioxidant-status-in-children-with-iron-deficiency-anaemia
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Zeeba Zaka-Ur-Rab, Mohammad Adnan, Syed Moiz Ahmad, Najmul Islam
INTRODUCTION: Conflicting reports are available on the relationship of Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA) and iron therapy with oxidative stress. AIM: To study the levels of markers of oxidative stress and anti-oxidant status in children with IDA and to assess the effect of iron therapy on the same. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective, single centre, hospital based study was a sub-study of a randomized controlled trial conducted in the Department of Paediatrics, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh in collaboration with the Department of Biochemistry (of the same institution) between October 2009 to February 2011...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891254/prostate-cancer-epigenetic-alterations-risk-factors-and-therapy
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REVIEW
Mankgopo M Kgatle, Asgar A Kalla, Muhammed M Islam, Mike Sathekge, Razia Moorad
Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most prevalent urological cancer that affects aging men in South Africa, and mechanisms underlying prostate tumorigenesis remain elusive. Research advancements in the field of PCa and epigenetics have allowed for the identification of specific alterations that occur beyond genetics but are still critically important in the pathogenesis of tumorigenesis. Anomalous epigenetic changes associated with PCa include histone modifications, DNA methylation, and noncoding miRNA. These mechanisms regulate and silence hundreds of target genes including some which are key components of cellular signalling pathways that, when perturbed, promote tumorigenesis...
2016: Prostate Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890900/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-biophysical-properties-of-oligonucleotides-containing-5-thio-nucleosides
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Md Ariful Islam, Reiko Waki, Aki Fujisaka, Kosuke Ramon Ito, Satoshi Obika
Phosphorothioate modification is one of the most widely investigated and promising chemical modifications in oligonucleotide (ON) based therapeutics. Structurally similar 5'-thio or phosphorothiolate-modified nucleotides, in which a 5'-bridging oxygen is replaced with a sulfur atom, are gaining importance for ON-based research. Several reports have been published describing the synthesis of 5'-thio-modified ONs but no detailed in vitro and in vivo data are available. Here, we report the synthesis of 5'-thio-modified 2'-deoxy-5-methylcytidine...
2016: Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889676/towards-a-threshold-climate-for-emergency-lower-respiratory-hospital-admissions
#17
Muhammad Saiful Islam, Thierry J Chaussalet, Naoru Koizumi
Identification of 'cut-points' or thresholds of climate factors would play a crucial role in alerting risks of climate change and providing guidance to policymakers. This study investigated a 'Climate Threshold' for emergency hospital admissions of chronic lower respiratory diseases by using a distributed lag non-linear model (DLNM). We analysed a unique longitudinal dataset (10 years, 2000-2009) on emergency hospital admissions, climate, and pollution factors for the Greater London. Our study extends existing work on this topic by considering non-linearity, lag effects between climate factors and disease exposure within the DLNM model considering B-spline as smoothing technique...
November 24, 2016: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889347/how-accurate-is-optical-coherence-tomography
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EDITORIAL
Jonathan M Tobis, Bao G Tran, Islam Abudayyeh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 17, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889228/cardioprotective-effect-of-vitex-negundo-on-isoproterenol-induced-myocardial-necrosis-in-wistar-rats-a-dual-approach-study
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E Maruthi Prasad, Ramgopal Mopuri, Md Shahidul Islam, Lakshmi Devi Kodidhela
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are becoming the major cause of deaths worldwide, and their treatment demands novel therapeutic strategies. In this connection, we have identified p21 activated kinase 1 (PAK1) as a novel therapeutic target for the treatment of myocardial infarction (MI), where its expression is decreased when MI is induced with isoproterenol (ISO), which was brought back normal with pretreatment of Vitex negundo leaf ethanolic extract (VNE). These results were also supported by histopathological studies, cardiac markers, antioxidants, and inflammatory cytokines (NF-κB and IL-1β)...
November 23, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888123/acute-rhinosinusitis-during-hajj-season-2014-prevalence-of-bacterial-infection-and-patterns-of-antimicrobial-susceptibility
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Osama A Marglani, Ameen Z Alherabi, Islam R Herzallah, Faisal A Saati, Enas A Tantawy, Talal A Alandejani, Hani S Faidah, Naif A Bawazeer, Abdullah A Marghalani, Tariq A Madani
BACKGROUND: The presence of large number of pilgrims during Hajj in Makkah region increases the risk of respiratory diseases. In this study, we aimed to assess the bacteriology of acute rhinosinusitis (ARS) during Hajj season and to demonstrate the antimicrobial susceptibility patterns that should guide the clinicians towards more appropriate antibiotic use. METHODS: Patients with ARS presenting during Hajj season of 2014 were prospectively enrolled. According to EPOS2012 criteria...
November 23, 2016: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
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