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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938521/beneficial-health-applications-and-medicinal-values-of-pedicularis-plants-a-review
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Mohd Iqbal Yatoo, Umesh Dimri, Arumugam Gopalakrishnan, Kumaragurubaran Karthik, Marappan Gopi, Rekha Khandia, Mani Saminathan, Archana Saxena, Mahmoud Alagawany, Mayada Ragab Farag, Ashok Munjal, Kuldeep Dhama
Pedicularis plants (Orobanchaceae), popularly known as lousewort, are found in Asia, Europe, and North America, and have been used in Sowa-Rigpa, the Himalayan art of healing and a traditional system of medicine for treating various ailments in humans. A comprehensive compilation on this valuable medicinal plant is not available, however. The present extensive review provides insight into the salient medicinal properties of Pedicularis plants with respect to various health issues and diseases. Our previous studies on Pedicularis plants from the Changthang region of Ladakh (India) and research advances leading to new developments in this field have prompted this review...
September 18, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938517/green-tea-camellia-sinensis-and-l-theanine-medicinal-values-and-beneficial-applications-in-humans-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Muhammad Saeed, Muhammad Naveed, Muhammad Arif, Mohib Ullah Kakar, Robina Manzoor, Mohamed Ezzat Abd El-Hack, Mahmoud Alagawany, Ruchi Tiwari, Rekha Khandia, Ashok Munjal, Kumaragurubaran Karthik, Kuldeep Dhama, Hafiz M N Iqbal, Maryam Dadar, Chao Sun
Green tea (Camellia sinensis) is a famous herb, and its extract has been extensively used in traditional Chinese medicinal system. In this context, several studies have revealed its health benefits and medicinal potentialities for several ailments. With ever increasing scientific knowledge, search for safer, potential and novel type of health-related supplements quest, scientists are re-directing their research interests to explore natural resources i.e. medicinal herbs/plant derived compounds. Green tea consumption has gained a special attention and popularity in the modern era of changing lifestyle...
September 18, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938484/long-noncoding-rnas-potential-regulators-involved-in-the-pathogenesis-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Yu-Dong Liu, Ying Li, Shu-Xian Feng, De-Sheng Ye, Xin Chen, Xing-Yu Zhou, Shi-Ling Chen
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of anovulatory infertility in women of reproductive age, and its etiology remains poorly understood. Altered activities of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been associated with human diseases and development. However, the roles of lncRNAs are unknown in reproductive medicine. We investigated the potential role of lncRNAs in the pathogenesis of PCOS, using human granulosa cells (GCs) and the KGN cell line. We used microarrays to compare lncRNA expression profiles in GCs from 7 PCOS patients and 7 matched women...
August 31, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938003/oxsa-an-open-source-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-analysis-toolbox-in-matlab
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Lucian A B Purvis, William T Clarke, Luca Biasiolli, Ladislav Valkovič, Matthew D Robson, Christopher T Rodgers
In vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy provides insight into metabolism in the human body. New acquisition protocols are often proposed to improve the quality or efficiency of data collection. Processing pipelines must also be developed to use these data optimally. Current fitting software is either targeted at general spectroscopy fitting, or for specific protocols. We therefore introduce the MATLAB-based OXford Spectroscopy Analysis (OXSA) toolbox to allow researchers to rapidly develop their own customised processing pipelines...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937844/immunogenicity-and-safety-of-the-southern-hemisphere-2015-formulation-of-vaxigrip%C3%A2
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Mathilde Latreille-Barbier, Regine Rouzier, Beatrice Astruc, Nathalie Lavis, Yves Donazzolo
An inactivated split-virion trivalent influenza vaccine (IIV3; Vaxigrip®, Sanofi Pasteur) has been available globally since 1968. Here, we describe the results of an open-label, post-licensure trial (EudraCT no. 2014-005078-12) to confirm the immunogenicity and safety of the Southern Hemisphere 2015 formulation of IIV3. Adults 18-60 years of age and > 60 years of age (60 per age group) received a single 0.5-ml intramuscular injection of IIV3. Between baseline and day 21 after vaccination, hemagglutination inhibition (HAI) titers for each strain in IIV3 increased, on average, by at least 11-fold for younger adults and at least 5-fold for older adults...
September 22, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937624/therapeutic-mechanisms-of-vernonia-amygdalina-delile-in-the-treatment-of-prostate-cancer
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William Johnson, Paul B Tchounwou, Clement G Yedjou
Prostate cancer patients have been suffering from limited treatment options due to late diagnosis, poor drug tolerance, and multi-drug resistance to almost all the current drug treatments. Therefore, it is important to seek a new alternative therapeutic medicine that can effectively prevent the disease and even eradicate the progression and metastasis of prostate cancer. Vernonia amygdalina Delile (VAD) is a common edible vegetable in Cameroon that has been used as a traditional medicine for some human diseases...
September 22, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937529/effects-of-propofol-on-wound-closure-and-barrier-function-of-cultured-endothelial-cells-an-in-vitro-experimental-study
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Karina Zitta, Lars Hummitzsch, Ole Broch, Matthias Gruenewald, Henning Ohnesorge, Kerstin Parczany, Markus Steinfath, Martin Albrecht
BACKGROUND: Propofol is widely used in routine clinical practice for the induction and maintenance of anaesthesia. Although propofol is regarded as a well tolerated anaesthetic, its effect on intact or damaged endothelial cells has not yet been elucidated. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of different concentrations of propofol on cell damage, metabolic activity, barrier function and wound healing capacity of human endothelial cells...
September 20, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937058/epidemiology-of-human-leukocyte-antigens-among-omani-population
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Issa Al Salmi, Abdul Massiah Metry, Faisal Al Ismaili, Alan Hola, Faissal Shaheen, Hana Fakhoury, Suad Hannawi
Oman is located on the Southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, and its population has high levels of consanguinity. Human leukocytic antigen (HLA) typing analysis in human population holds unexploited potential for elucidating the genetic causes of human disease and possibly leads to personalized medicine. This is a retrospective, descriptive study evaluating HLA frequencies of Omani individuals who underwent workup for kidney transplantation at the Royal Hospital (RH) from 2005 to 2016. Data on 870 subjects were collected from the Oman kidney transplant registry at RH as well from electronic medical record system...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937004/suicide-in-india-part-perceptions-partial-insights-and-inadequate-solutions
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K S Jacob
Suicide is a complex phenomenon, often linked to environment. Despite the identification of many social, cultural, economic and political correlates and risk factors, psychiatry continues to argue for curative solutions based on the reductionistic biomedical model, rather than support public health measures to manage the larger sociocultural, economic and political context. While psychiatry and curative medicine help many people, survival of the human body is best explained by the materialist explanation that locates the variation in health and longevity to tangible resources...
May 2017: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936557/adjuvant-activity-of-saponins-from-kazakhstani-plants-on-the-immune-responses-to-subunit-influenza-vaccine
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A S Turmagambetova, P G Alexyuk, A P Bogoyavlenskiy, I A Zaitseva, E S Omirtaeva, M S Alexyuk, N S Sokolova, V E Berezin
In recent years, there have been a number of reports on the successful use of immunostimulatory complexes with saponins and viral glycoproteins as veterinary vaccines and in clinical trials for human medicine. The saponins Algiox, Sapanox and Pangisan were isolated and purified by HPLC from Allochrusa gypsophiloides, Saponaria officinalis and Gypsophila paniculata plants in Kazakhstan and they proved to have low toxicity in experiments with mice, chickens and chicken embryos. Algiox, Sapanox and Pangisan can be used to create immunostimulatory complexes (ISCOMs) similar to saponin-Quil-A-containing ISCOMs both in structure and in immunostimulatory efficiency...
September 21, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936041/antifungal-response-of-oral-associated-candidal-reference-strains-american-type-culture-collection-by-supercritical-fluid-extract-of-nutmeg-seeds-for-geriatric-denture-wearers-an-in-vitro-screening-study
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Meenakshi Iyer, Anil Kumar Gujjari, Vishakante Gowda, Shridhar Angadi
OBJECTIVES: Since time immemorial, plants have continued to play a predominant role in the maintenance of human health as sources of medicinal compounds. Several effective antifungal agents are available for oral Candida infections; the failure is not uncommon because isolates of Candida albicans may exhibit resistance to the drug during therapy. The present study aimed to identify an alternative, inexpensive, simple, and effective method of preventing and controlling the candidal infection...
July 2017: Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935631/cultural-crossings-of-care-an-appeal-to-the-medical-humanities
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Julia Kristeva, Marie Rose Moro, John Ødemark, Eivind Engebretsen
Modern medicine is confronted with cultural crossings in various forms. In facing these challenges, it is not enough to simply increase our insight into the cultural dimensions of health and well-being. We must, more radically, question the conventional distinction between the 'objectivity of science' and the 'subjectivity of culture'. This obligation creates an urgent call for the medical humanities but also for a fundamental rethinking of their grounding assumptions.Julia Kristeva (JK) has problematised the biomedical concept of health through her reading of the anthropogony of Cura (Care), who according to the Roman myth created man out of a piece of clay...
September 21, 2017: Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935552/natural-products-applied-against-hydatid-cyst-protoscolices-a-review-of-past-to-present
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REVIEW
Mohammad Hasan Kohansal Koshki, Abbasali Nourian, Mohammad Taghi Rahimi, Ahmad Daryani, Adel Spotin, Ehsan Ahmadpour
Echinococcus granulosus is the causative agent of cystic echinococcosis (CE), which is distributed all around the world. CE is one of the most important global parasitic infectious diseases, both in humans and animals. This parasite causes hydatid cysts that can be lodge at different organs of host such as liver, lung even in heart and brain which may lead to death. Presently, numerous scolicidal chemical agents have been administrated for inactivation of the hydatid cyst contents. Because of increasing resistance and adverse effects of medications include abnormalities of liver function, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and headache; there is a need to find alternative therapies either with the least or without side effects...
September 18, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934987/lifestyle-precision-medicine-the-next-generation-in-type-2-diabetes-prevention
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REVIEW
Pascal M Mutie, Giuseppe N Giordano, Paul W Franks
The driving force behind the current global type 2 diabetes epidemic is insulin resistance in overweight and obese individuals. Dietary factors, physical inactivity, and sedentary behaviors are the major modifiable risk factors for obesity. Nevertheless, many overweight/obese people do not develop diabetes and lifestyle interventions focused on weight loss and diabetes prevention are often ineffective. Traditionally, chronically elevated blood glucose concentrations have been the hallmark of diabetes; however, many individuals will either remain 'prediabetic' or regress to normoglycemia...
September 22, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934885/from-bench-to-bedside-current-advancement-on-large-scale-production-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Varitsara Bunpetch, Haoyu Wu, Shufang Zhang, Hong Wei Ouyang
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are the primary cell source in cell therapy and regenerative medicine due to its extraordinary self-renewing capacity and multilineage differentiation potential. Clinical trials involving MSCs are being conducted in a range of human diseases and the number of registered cases is continuously increasing. However, a wide gap exists between the number of MSCs obtainable from the donor site and the number required for implantation to damage tissues, and also between MSC scalability and MSC phenotype stability...
September 21, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934716/automatic-detection-of-micronuclei-by-cell-microscopic-image-processing
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Mohammad Taghi Bahreyni Toossi, Hosein Azimian, Omid Sarrafzadeh, Shokoufeh Mohebbi, Shokouhozaman Soleymanifard
With the development and applications of ionizing radiation in medicine, the radiation effects on human health get more and more attention. Ionizing radiation can lead to various forms of cytogenetic damage, including increased frequencies of micronuclei (MNi) and chromosome abnormalities. The cytokinesis block micronucleus (CBMN) assay is widely used method for measuring MNi to determine chromosome mutations or genome instability in cultured human lymphocytes. The visual scoring of MNi is time-consuming and scorer fatigue can lead to inconsistency...
August 12, 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934345/mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapy-for-laryngotracheal-stenosis-a-systematic-review-of-preclinical-studies
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Kathrine Kronberg Jakobsen, Christian Grønhøj, David H Jensen, Anne Fischer-Nielsen, Thomas Hjuler, Christian von Buchwald
BACKGROUND: Laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS) can be either congenital or acquired. Laryngeal stenosis is most often encountered after prolonged intubation. The mechanism for stenosis following intubation is believed to be hypertrophic scarring. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) therapy has shown promising results in regenerative medicine. We aimed to systematically review the literature on MSC therapy for stenosis of the conductive airways. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, Google Scholar and the Cochrane Library were systematically searched from January 1980-January 2017 with the purpose of identifying all studies addressing the effect of MSC therapy on the airway...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934153/inhibitory-effect-of-selaginellins-from-selaginella-tamariscina-beauv-spring-against-cytochrome-p450-and-uridine-5-diphosphoglucuronosyltransferase-isoforms-on-human-liver-microsomes
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Jae-Kyung Heo, Phi-Hung Nguyen, Won Cheol Kim, Nguyen Minh Phuc, Kwang-Hyeon Liu
Selaginella tamariscina (Beauv.) has been used for traditional herbal medicine for treatment of cancer, hepatitis, and diabetes in the Orient. Numerous bioactive compounds including alkaloids, flavonoids, lignans, and selaginellins have been identified in this medicinal plant. Among them, selaginellins having a quinone methide unit and an alkylphenol moiety have been known to possess anticancer, antidiabetic, and neuroprotective activity. Although there have been studies on the biological activities of selaginellins, their modulatory potential of cytochrome P450 (P450) and uridine 5'-diphosphoglucuronosyltransferase (UGT) activities have not been previously evaluated...
September 21, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933792/a-common-haplotype-containing-functional-cacna1h-variants-is-frequently-coinherited-with-increased-tpsab1-copy-number
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Jonathan J Lyons, Stephanie C Stotz, Jack Chovanec, Yihui Liu, Katie L Lewis, Celeste Nelson, Thomas DiMaggio, Nina Jones, Kelly D Stone, Heejong Sung, Leslie G Biesecker, Michael A Colicos, Joshua D Milner
PurposeCaV3.2 signaling contributes to nociception, pruritus, gastrointestinal motility, anxiety, and blood pressure homeostasis. This calcium channel, encoded by CACNA1H, overlaps the human tryptase locus, wherein increased TPSAB1 copy number causes hereditary α-tryptasemia. Germ-line CACNA1H variants may contribute to the variable expressivity observed with this genetic trait.MethodsTryptase-encoding sequences at TPSAB1 and TPSB2, and TPSG1 and CACNA1H variants were genotyped in 46 families with hereditary α-tryptasemia syndrome...
September 21, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933626/immunogenicity-and-safety-of-the-2015-southern-hemisphere-formulation-of-a-split-virion-inactivated-quadrivalent-vaccine
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Cecilia Montalban, May Book Montellano, Jaime Santos, Nathalie Lavis
An inactivated split-virion quadrivalent influenza vaccine (IIV4; Fluzone® Quadrivalent; Sanofi Pasteur) has been available in the US since 2013 and in the Southern Hemisphere since 2015. Here, we describe the results of an open-label, post-licensure trial (WHO Universal Trial Number, U1111-1143-9256) to confirm the immunogenicity and safety of the Southern Hemisphere 2015 formulation of IIV4. Adults 18-60 years of age and > 60 years of age (n = 60 per age group) received a single 0.5-mL intramuscular injection of IIV4...
September 21, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
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