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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532060/design-and-characterization-of-biodegradable-macroporous-hybrid-inorganic-organic-polymer-for-orthopedic-applications
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Sunita PremVictor, Jibin Kunnumpurathu, M G Gayathri Devi, K Remya, Vineeth M Vijayan, Jayabalan Muthu
We have engineered hybrid polymer products based on a hybrid inorganic-organic comacromer consisting of hydroxyapatite (HA), carboxyl terminated polypropylene fumarate (CTPPF), PEG300 and ascorbic acid (AA) as a bone graft material. The integration and the spatial distribution of HA in the polymer backbone were facilitated by silanisation and 1-ethyl-3-(-3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide hydrochloride (EDC) coupling technique. These comacromers and crosslinked polymer products were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Raman mapping techniques...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530523/cost-effectiveness-of-peginterferon-beta-1a-and-alemtuzumab-in-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis
#2
Ankur A Dashputre, Khalid M Kamal, Gauri Pawar
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system, affecting 2.5 million people globally and 400,000 people in the United States. While no cure exists for MS, the goal is to manage the disease using disease-modifying therapies (DMTs), which have been shown to slow disease progression and prevent relapses. Relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) is the most common form of MS at the time of diagnosis. Peginterferon beta-1a (PEG) and alemtuzumab (ALT) were recently approved and have demonstrated good clinical outcomes, including reduced relapse rates in clinical trials...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530207/fabrication-of-biomimetic-bone-grafts-with-multi-material-3d-printing
#3
Nicholas Sears, Prachi Dhavalikar, Michael Whitely, Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez
Extrusion deposition is a versatile method for the 3D printing of biomaterials such as hydrogels, ceramics, and suspensions. Recently, a new class of emulsion inks were developed that can be used to create tunable, hierarchically porous materials with a cure-on-dispense method. Propylene fumarate dimethacrylate (PFDMA) was selected to fabricate bone grafts using this technology due to its established biocompatibility, osteoconductivity, and good compressive properties. Scaffolds fabricated from PFDMA emulsion inks displayed compressive modulus and yield strength of approximately 15 and 1 MPa, respectively...
May 22, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530131/a-novel-combination-of-a-polycaprolactone-fumarate-pclf-scaffold-with-polyethylene-terephthalate-pet-sutures-for-intra-articular-ligament-regeneration
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Joshua Parry, Eric R Wagner, Peter Kok, Mahrokh Dadsetan, Michael J Yaszemski, Andre J van Wijnen, Sanjeev Kakar
Intra-articular ligamentous injuries are typically unrepairable and have limited outcomes after graft reconstruction. A combination of porous polycaprolactone fumarate (PCLF) scaffolds with polyethylene terephthalate (PET) sutures was developed with the goal of regenerating intra-articular ligaments. Scaffolds were fabricated by injecting PCLF over 3D-printed molds containing two strands of PET suture down its central pore followed by crosslinking. Scaffolds were seeded with human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from adipose tissue...
May 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522204/peg-interferon-plus-nucleotide-analogue-treatment-versus-no-treatment-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-with-a-low-viral-load-a-randomised-controlled-open-label-trial
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Annikki de Niet, Louis Jansen, Femke Stelma, Sophie B Willemse, Sjoerd D Kuiken, Sebastiaan Weijer, Carin M J van Nieuwkerk, Hans L Zaaijer, Richard Molenkamp, R Bart Takkenberg, Maarten Koot, Joanne Verheij, Ulrich Beuers, Hendrik W Reesink
BACKGROUND: Antiviral treatment is currently not recommended for patients with chronic hepatitis B with a low viral load. However, they might benefit from acquiring a functional cure (hepatitis B surface antigen [HBsAg] loss with or without formation of antibodies against hepatitis B surface antigen [anti-HBs]). We assessed HBsAg loss during peg-interferon-alfa-2a (peg-IFN) and nucleotide analogue combination therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis B with a low viral load. METHODS: In this randomised controlled, open-label trial, patients were enrolled from the Academic Medical Center (AMC), Amsterdam, Netherlands...
May 15, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520815/metabolic-profiling-by-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-of-energy-metabolism-in-high-fat-diet-fed-obese-mice
#6
Daxesh P Patel, Kristopher W Krausz, Cen Xie, Diren Beyoğlu, Frank J Gonzalez, Jeffrey R Idle
A novel, selective and sensitive single-ion monitoring (SIM) gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GCMS) method was developed and validated for the determination of energy metabolites related to glycolysis, the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, glutaminolysis, and fatty acid β-oxidation. This assay used N-tert-butyldimethylsilyl-N-methyltrifluoroacetamide (MTBSTFA) containing 1% tert-butyldimethylchlorosilane (TBDMCS) as derivatizing reagent and was highly reproducible, sensitive, specific and robust. The assay was used to analyze liver tissue and serum from C57BL/6N obese mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD) and C57BL/6N mice fed normal chow for 8 weeks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520146/association-of-tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate-with-primary-allograft-survival-in-hiv-positive-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Suzanne M Boyle, Gregory Malat, Meera N Harhay, Dong H Lee, Lisa Pang, Sindhura Talluri, Akshay Sharma, Tiffany E Bias, Karthik Ranganna, Alden M Doyle
BACKGROUND: Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) is an anti-retroviral agent frequently used to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). There are concerns regarding its potential to cause acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, and proximal tubulopathy. Although TDF can effectively suppress HIV after kidney transplantation, it is unknown whether use of TDF-based anti-retroviral therapy (ART) after kidney transplant (KT) adversely affects allograft survival. METHODS: We examined 104 HIV+ KT recipients at our center between 2001 and 2014...
May 18, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512002/cell-surface-g-protein-coupled-receptors-for-tumor-associated-metabolites-a-direct-link-to-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-cancer
#8
REVIEW
Bojana Ristic, Yangzom D Bhutia, Vadivel Ganapathy
Mitochondria are the sites of pyruvate oxidation, citric acid cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, ketogenesis, and fatty acid oxidation. Attenuation of mitochondrial function is one of the most significant changes that occurs in tumor cells, directly linked to oncogenesis, angiogenesis, Warburg effect, and epigenetics. In particular, three mitochondrial enzymes are inactivated in cancer: pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH), succinate dehydrogenase (SDH), and 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl CoA synthase-2 (HMGCS2). These enzymes are subject to regulation via acetylation/deacetylation...
May 13, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511283/a-different-inhibitor-is-required-for-overcoming-entecavir-resistance-a-comparison-of-four-rescue-therapies-in-a-retrospective-study
#9
Guosheng Yuan, Chengguang Hu, Yuchen Zhou, Junwei Liu, Huaping Huang, Yuan Li, Dinghua Yang, Fuyuan Zhou, Yong-Yuan Zhang, Yuanping Zhou
AIMS: Little clinical data are available regarding reestablishing the effective inhibition of entecavir (ETV)-resistant mutants. In this retrospective study, we aimed to compare the efficacies of four treatment regimens as rescue therapy for those chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients with ETV resistance. METHODS: A total of 65 patients with ETV resistance were assigned either with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) monotherapy (n=21), ETV (0.5 mg) plus adefovir (ADV) combination therapy (n=19), ETV (1...
May 16, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510485/metabolomic-response-to-huanglongbing-role-of-carboxylic-compounds-in-citrus-sinensis-response-to-candidatus-liberibacter-asiaticus-and-its-vector-diaphorina-citri
#10
Nabil Killiny, Yasser Nehela
Huanglongbing, a destructive disease of citrus, is caused by the fastidious bacterium, Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas), and transmitted by Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri. The impact of CLas-infection and/or D. citri-infestation on Valencia sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) leaf metabolites was investigated using GC-MS, followed by gene expression analysis for 37 genes involved in jasmonic acid (JA), salicylic acid (SA), and proline-glutamine pathways. The total amino acid abundance increased after CLas-infection, while the total fatty acids increased dramatically after infestation with D...
May 16, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508886/protein-protein-interactions-and-metabolite-channelling-in-the-plant-tricarboxylic-acid-cycle
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Youjun Zhang, Katherine F M Beard, Corné Swart, Susan Bergmann, Ina Krahnert, Zoran Nikoloski, Alexander Graf, R George Ratcliffe, Lee J Sweetlove, Alisdair R Fernie, Toshihiro Obata
Protein complexes of sequential metabolic enzymes, often termed metabolons, may permit direct channelling of metabolites between the enzymes, providing increased control over metabolic pathway fluxes. Experimental evidence supporting their existence in vivo remains fragmentary. In the present study, we test binary interactions of the proteins constituting the plant tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle. We integrate (semi-)quantitative results from affinity purification-mass spectrometry, split-luciferase and yeast-two-hybrid assays to generate a single reliability score for assessing protein-protein interactions...
May 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506000/therapeutic-effects-of-oral-dimethyl-fumarate-on-stroke-induced-by-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-an-animal-experimental-study
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Anahid Safari, Mehdi Fazeli, Mohammad Reza Namavar, Nader Tanideh, Peyman Jafari, Afshin Borhani-Haghighi
BACKGROUND: Dimethyl fumarate (DMF) has immune-modulatory and neuro-protective characteristics that can be used for treatment of acute ischemic stroke. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the therapeutic effects of DMF on histological and functional recovery of rats after transient middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion. METHODS: 22 Sprague-Dawley male rats weighing 275-300 g were randomized into three groups by block randomization. In the sham group (n = 7), the neck was opened, but neither MCA was occluded, nor any drug was administered...
May 9, 2017: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505168/development-and-validation-of-reversed-phase-hplc-gradient-method-for-the-estimation-of-efavirenz-in-plasma
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Shweta Gupta, Rajesh Kesarla, Narendra Chotai, Abdelwahab Omri
Efavirenz is an anti-viral agent of non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor category used as a part of highly active retroviral therapy for the treatment of infections of human immune deficiency virus type-1. A simple, sensitive and rapid reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatographic gradient method was developed and validated for the determination of efavirenz in plasma. The method was developed with high performance liquid chromatography using Waters X-Terra Shield, RP18 50 x 4.6 mm, 3.5 μm column and a mobile phase consisting of phosphate buffer pH 3...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498892/incident-aids-or-death-after-initiation-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-treatment-regimens-including-raltegravir-or-efavirenz-among-adults-in-the-united-states
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Stephen R Cole, Jessie K Edwards, H Irene Hall, M Alan Brookhart, W Christopher Mathews, Richard D Moore, Heidi M Crane, Mari M Kitahata, Michael J Mugavero, Michael S Saag, Joseph J Eron
Background.: The long-term effectiveness of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) treatments containing integrase inhibitors is unknown. Methods.: We use observational data from the Centers for AIDS Research Network of Integrated Clinical Systems and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to estimate 4-year risk of AIDS and all-cause mortality among 415 patients starting a raltegravir regimen compared to 2646 starting an efavirenz regimen (both regimens include emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496459/fabrication-and-in-vitro-evaluation-of-ketotifen-fumarate-loaded-plga-nanoparticles-as-a-sustained-delivery-system
#15
Saieede Soltani, Parvin Zakeri-Milani, Mohammad Barzegar-Jalali, Mitra Jelvehgari
Ketotifen fumarate is a non-bronchodilator anti-asthmatic drug which inhibits the effects of certain endogenous substances known to be inflammatory mediators, and thereby exerts antiallergic activity. The present study describes the formulation of a sustained release nanoparticle (NP) drug delivery system containing ketoftifen, using poly (D,L lactide-co-glycolide) acid (PLGA). Biodegradable NPs were prepared using 50 : 50 PLGA by a water in-oil-in-water (w/o/w) double emulsion-solvent evaporation procedure and characterized for drug content, DSC (differential scanning calorimetry, XRD (X-ray diffractionl), FTIR (Fourier transform spectroscopy), particle size , surface morphology using scanning electron microscopy, and drug release rate...
2017: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493172/tenofovir-alafenamide-a-review-in-chronic-hepatitis-b
#16
Lesley J Scott, Henry L Y Chan
Tenofovir alafenamide (AF) [Vemlidy(®)], an oral prodrug of tenofovir, was developed to optimize the antiviral potency and clinical safety of the active moiety tenofovir diphosphate (selective reverse transcriptase nucleotide inhibitor). In two identically designed, ongoing, multinational trials in treatment-naive and -experienced adult patients with hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg)-positive or -negative chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, once-daily tenofovir AF 25 mg provided effective and sustained viral suppression (120-week analysis), and was generally well tolerated...
June 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493003/bio-shielding-in-situ-forming-gels-bsifg-loaded-with-lipospheres-for-depot-injection-of-quetiapine-fumarate-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation
#17
Mustafa M Abo Elela, Nermeen A ElKasabgy, Emad B Basalious
Quetiapine fumarate (QF), an anti-schizophrenic drug, suffers from rapid elimination and poor bioavailability due to extensive first-pass effect. Intramuscularly (IM) injected lipospheres were designed to enhance the drug's bioavailability and extend its release. A central composite design was applied to optimize the liposphere preparation by a melt dispersion technique using Compritol® 888 ATO or glyceryl tristearate as lipid component and polyvinyl alcohol as surfactant. Lipospheres were evaluated for their particle size, entrapment efficiency, and in vitro release...
May 10, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491903/dimethyl-fumarate-alters-b-cell-memory-and-cytokine-production-in-ms-patients
#18
Matthew D Smith, Kyle A Martin, Peter A Calabresi, Pavan Bhargava
We evaluated the effect of dimethyl fumarate (DMF) treatment on B-cell memory and cytokine production in 18 patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) using peripheral blood mononuclear cells obtained prior to and at 6 months post-DMF initiation. We noted a decline in the absolute B-cell number with DMF treatment, with a preferential depletion of memory B cells and a concurrent increase in naïve B cells. We noted significant reductions in GM-CSF, TNF-α, and IL-6 producing B cells with DMF treatment...
May 2017: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487740/analyses-of-ferrous-and-ferric-state-in-dynabitab-using-m%C3%A3-ssbauer-spectroscopy
#19
Young Rang Uhm, Jae Cheong Lim, Sang Mu Choi
Antianemic medicament ferrous gluconate, ferrous fumarate, and a Dynabi tablet with a basic iron bearing ingredient were studied with the use of Mössbauer spectroscopy. Room temperature spectra of ferrous gluconate gave clear evidence that the two phases of iron were present: ferrous (Fe(2+)) as a major one with a contribution at and above 91 a.u.% and ferric (Fe(3+)) whose contribution was found to be ~9 a.u.%. In the case of ferrous fumarate, a single phase was measured corresponding to ferrous (Fe(2+)) state...
2017: International Journal of Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487633/cochlear-homocysteine-metabolism-at-the-crossroad-of-nutrition-and-sensorineural-hearing-loss
#20
REVIEW
Teresa Partearroyo, Néstor Vallecillo, María A Pajares, Gregorio Varela-Moreiras, Isabel Varela-Nieto
Hearing loss (HL) is one of the most common causes of disability, affecting 360 million people according to the World Health Organization (WHO). HL is most frequently of sensorineural origin, being caused by the irreversible loss of hair cells and/or spiral ganglion neurons. The etiology of sensorineural HL (SNHL) is multifactorial, with genetic and environmental factors such as noise, ototoxic substances and aging playing a role. The nutritional status is central in aging disability, but the interplay between nutrition and SNHL has only recently gained attention...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
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