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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228430/mediation-of-inflammation-obesity-and-fatty-liver-disease-by-advanced-glycation-endoproducts
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D-D Xiong, M Zhang, N Li, J-F Gai, L Mao, M Li
OBJECTIVE: Fatty liver may induce various complications including chronic hepatitis or liver cirrhosis, and is frequently occurred in obesity individuals. Advanced glycosylation end products (AGEs) were known to play a critical role in multiple liver diseases. This study, therefore, aimed to study the effect of AGEs on obesity, related liver cirrhosis and inflammation, on an obesity fatty liver rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 60 Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into control, model and AGEs inhibitor groups (n=20 each)...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228425/up-regulation-of-linc00346-inhibits-proliferation-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-through-mediating-jak-stat3-signaling-pathway
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F Wang, J-G Chen, L-L Wang, Z-Z Yan, S-P Chen, X-G Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression levels of LINCRNA00346 in tissues and cells in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and its biological function. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The relative expression levels of LINC 00346 in 70 cases of tissues and cells in NSCLC patients were detected via quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). The specific interference sequences of LINC 00346 were designed and the transfection efficiency after 48 h was detected...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228376/effects-of-cyclophosphamide-cyp-and-or-doxorubicin-dox-in-a-murine-model-of-post-chemotherapy-cognitive-impairment
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Timothy J Flanigan, Julie E Anderson, Ikram Elayan, Antiño R Allen, Sherry A Ferguson
Post-chemotherapy cognitive impairment, or PCCI, is a common complaint, particularly among breast cancer patients. However, the exact nature of PCCI appears complex. To model the human condition, ovariectomized C57BL/6J mice were treated iv weekly for 4 weeks with saline, 2 mg/kg doxorubicin (DOX), 50 mg/kg cyclophosphamide (CYP), or DOX+CYP. For the subsequent 10 weeks, mice were assessed on several behavioral tests, including those measuring spatial learning and memory. After sacrifice, hippocampal spine density and morphology in the dentate gyrus, CA1, and CA3 regions were measured...
December 7, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228296/paqr4-has-a-tumorigenic-effect-in-human-breast-cancers-in-association-with-reduced-cdk4-degradation
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Huanhuan Zhang, Ruomei Han, Zhi-Qiang Ling, Fuyuan Zhang, Yongfan Hou, Xue You, Meiqin Huang, Zilong Zhao, Zhenzhen Wang, Yan Chen
Progestin and AdipoQ Receptor 4 (PAQR4) is a member of the PAQR family and the members within this family are involved in the regulation of a number of biological processes including metabolism and cancer development. The potential function of PAQR4 in human cancers is unknown. Analysis of ONCOMINE database reveals that PAQR4 is highly expressed in human breast cancers. We confirmed this finding by analyzing 82 human breast cancers samples. PAQR4 mRNA level was robustly upregulated in human breast cancer samples compared with their corresponding para-cancerous histological normal tissues (P < 0...
December 8, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228235/the-potential-role-of-external-venous-supports-in-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery
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Jamie A Mawhinney, Craig A Mounsey, David P Taggart
Despite the apparent superiority of arterial conduits for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), the long saphenous vein remains the most commonly used graft. The high failure rate of long saphenous vein grafts (SVGs) over time is therefore an important limiting factor for the long-term outcomes of CABG. Various methods to improve SVG patency have been proposed, although few have had a significant impact on clinical practice. External SVG supports have been a focus of research over the past 50 years, with their use intended to minimize well-documented pathophysiological changes that occur in the SVG following implantation into the coronary circulation...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228218/nonhuman-primate-models-and-understanding-the-pathogenesis-of-hiv-infection-and-aids
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Ronald S Veazey, Andrew A Lackner
Research using nonhuman primates (NHPs) as models for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) has resulted in tremendous achievements not only in the prevention and treatment of HIV, but also in biomedical research more broadly. Once considered a death sentence, HIV infection is now fairly well controlled with combination antiretroviral treatments, almost all of which were first tested for efficacy and safety in nonhuman primates or other laboratory animals...
December 8, 2017: ILAR Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228215/mitochondria-are-critical-for-bdnf-mediated-synaptic-and-vascular-plasticity-of-hippocampus-following-repeated-electroconvulsive-seizures
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Fenghua Chen, Maryam Ardalan, Betina Elfving, Gregers Wegener, Torsten M Madsen, Jens R Nyengaard
Background: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a fast acting and efficient treatment of depression used in the clinic. The underlying mechanism of its therapeutic effect is still unclear. However, recovery of synaptic connections and synaptic remodeling is thought to play a critical role for the clinical efficacy obtained from a rapid antidepressant response. Here, we investigated the relationship between, synaptic changes and concomitant non-neuronal changes in microvasculature and mitochondria, and it relationship to Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) level changes after repeated electroconvulsive seizures (ECS), an animal model of ECT...
December 8, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228060/model-of-hindlimb-unloading-in-adult-female-rats-characterizing-bone-physicochemical-microstructural-and-biomechanical-properties
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Melise Jacon Peres-Ueno, Camila Tami Stringhetta-Garcia, Robson Chacon Castoldi, Guilherme Akio Tamura Ozaki, Antônio Hernandes Chaves-Neto, Rita Cássia Menegati Dornelles, Mário Jefferson Quirino Louzada
Prolonged bedrest and microgravity induce alterations to bone, leading to bone fragility and compromising the quality of life. In this study, we characterized the physicochemical changes, microstructure, and biomechanics of the femurs of female adult rats in response to hindlimb unloading for 21 days. Twenty 6-month-old Wistar female rats were distributed into control (CON) and hindlimb unloading (HLU) groups. Analysis the in vivo bone mineral density (BMD) by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) from the femurs was performed at the beginning and end of the experiment; plasma levels of calcium, phosphorus, and alkaline phosphatase, tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase activity, assessed by spectrophotometry, and estradiol, measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, was performed after the experiment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228043/novel-systems-for-the-application-of-isolated-tensile-compressive-and-shearing-stimulation-of-distraction-callus-tissue
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Nicholaus Meyers, Julian Schülke, Anita Ignatius, Lutz Claes
BACKGROUND: Distraction osteogenesis is a procedure widely used for the correction of large bone defects. However, a high complication rate persists, likely due to insufficient stability during maturation. Numerical fracture healing models predict bone regeneration under different mechanical conditions allowing fixation stiffness optimization. However, most models apply a linear elastic material law inappropriate for the transient stresses/strains present during limb lengthening or segment transport...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227963/the-development-of-a-specific-pathogen-free-spf-barrier-colony-of-marmosets-callithrix-jacchus-for-aging-research
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Corinna N Ross, Steven Austad, Kathy Brasky, Celeste J Brown, Larry J Forney, Jonathan A Gelfond, Robert Lanford, Arlan Richardson, Suzette D Tardif
A specific pathogen free (SPF) barrier colony of breeding marmosets (Callithrix jacchus) was established at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies. Rodent and other animal models maintained as SPF barrier colonies have demonstrated improved health and lengthened lifespans enhancing the quality and repeatability of aging research. The marmosets were screened for two viruses and several bacterial pathogens prior to establishing the new SPF colony. Twelve founding animals successfully established a breeding colony with increased reproductive success, improved health parameters, and increased median lifespan when compared to a conventionally housed, open colony...
December 7, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227874/selecting-passive-dosimetry-technologies-for-measuring-the-external-dose-of-terrestrial-wildlife
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Phakphum Aramrun, Nicholas A Beresford, Michael D Wood
Dosimeters attached to wild animals can be used to validate regulatory assessment approaches and models for estimating radiation exposure of wild animals. Such measurements are also necessary to ensure that robust dose-effect relationships can be developed from the results of field research programmes. This paper presents the first comprehensive evaluation of the different dosimetry technologies available for specifically measuring the external exposure of wildlife. Guidance is provided on the selection of appropriate passive dosimetry approaches for directly measuring external exposure of terrestrial wildlife under field conditions...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227868/systemic-mastocytosis-associates-with-cardiovascular-events-despite-lower-plasma-lipid-levels
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Swasti Indhirajanti, Paul L A van Daele, Sven Bos, Monique T Mulder, Ilze Bot, Jeanine E Roeters van Lennep
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Mast cells have been implicated in the development and progression of atherosclerosis in animal models and human autopsy studies. However, it is unknown whether long-term exposure to excess of mast cells is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) in humans. Our objective was to compare the prevalence of CVD and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with systemic mastocytosis (SM) and controls. METHODS: In 50 patients with SM and 50 age and sex matched controls, the history of CVD and presence of cardiovascular risk factors were assessed...
December 8, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227797/anticonvulsant-effects-of-acetaminophen-in-mice-comparison-with-the-effects-of-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs
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Katsuya Suemaru, Misato Yoshikawa, Akihiro Tanaka, Hiroaki Araki, Hiroaki Aso, Masahiko Watanabe
OBJECTIVE: The appropriate use of analgesic drugs based on their degree of analgesia and adverse effects is important for pain management. Although it has been reported that AM404, a metabolite of acetaminophen, has anticonvulsant effects in several animal seizure models, little is known about the relation between acetaminophen and seizures. We therefore investigated the effects of acetaminophen on seizure susceptibility in several mouse seizure and epilepsy models and compared the effects with those of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)...
December 5, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227795/divergent-effects-of-levetiracetam-and-tiagabine-against-spontaneous-seizures-in-adult-rats-following-neonatal-hypoxia
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Raymond Dunn, Bridget N Queenan, Daniel T S Pak, Patrick A Forcelli
Animal models are valuable tools for screening novel therapies for patients who suffer from epilepsy. However, a wide array of models are necessary to cover the diversity of human epilepsies. In humans, neonatal hypoxia (or hypoxia-ischemia) is one of the most common causes of epilepsy early in life. Hypoxia-induced seizures (HS) during the neonatal period can also lead to spontaneous seizures in adulthood. This phenomenon, i.e., early-life hypoxia leading to adult epilepsy - is also seen in experimental models, including rats...
December 5, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227676/studying-sex-differences-in-animal-models-of-addiction-an-emphasis-on-alcohol-related-behaviors
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Elisa R Hilderbrand, Amy W Lasek
Animal models are essential for understanding the biological factors that contribute to drug and alcohol addiction and discovering new pharmacotherapies to treat these disorders. Alcohol (ethanol) is the most commonly abused drug in the world, and as the prevalence of alcohol use disorder (AUD) increases, so does the need for effective pharmacotherapies. In particular, treatments with high efficacy in the growing number of female AUD sufferers are needed. Female animals remain underrepresented in biomedical research and sex differences in the brain's response to alcohol are poorly understood...
December 11, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227567/the-dog-is-a-model-for-the-study-of-human-hip-dysplasia
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Cecilia Pascual-Garrido, Farshid Guilak, Muhammad Farooq Rai, Michael D Harris, Mandi J Lopez, Rory J Todhunter, John C Clohisy
Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) in humans is a common condition that is associated with hip pain, functional limitations, and secondary osteoarthritis (OA). Surgical treatment of DDH has improved in the last decade, allowing excellent outcomes at short- and mid-term follow-up. Still, the etiology, mechanobiology, and pathology underlying this disease are not well understood. A pre-clinical animal model of DDH could help advance the field with a deeper understanding of specific pathways that initiate hip joint degeneration secondary to abnormal biomechanics...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227274/study-of-pharmacometric-indexes-of-dosing-regimen-of-antihypoxant-okagerm-4
#17
V Lukyanchuk, D Kravets, D Litvinenko
In series of pharmacometrics research by determination of an optimum model of dosing is established that introduction of OKAGERM-4 in a dose of 96.8 mg/kg administered 40 minutes before the start of hypoxic damage realizes in maximum increase of estimated life expectancy of animals in hermetically sealed containers (65.57 min), ensuring a maximum effect of potential pharmacotherapeutic remedy - tartaric acid-based coordination compound of germanium with manganese. Thus, the results of pharmacometric research aimed to develop dosing regimen of OKAGERM-4 may be the base for future episodes of its pre-clinical study...
November 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227180/removal-of-the-cecum-affects-intestinal-fermentation-enteric-bacterial-community-structure-and-acute-colitis-in-mice
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Kirsty Brown, D Wade Abbott, Richard R E Uwiera, G Douglas Inglis
The murine cecum is a major site of fermentation of dietary materials, and production of short chain fatty acids (SCFAs). To examine the role that the cecum plays in acute bacterial infection in mice, the cecum was surgically removed, and changes in bacterial communities and production of SCFAs were analyzed relative to surgical sham animals. To incite bacterial colitis, mice were orally challenged with Citrobacter rodentium. The impact of butyrate administered directly into the colon was also examined. Concentrations of SCFAs in feces were substantially lower in mice with an excised cecum...
December 11, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227176/metabolomics-approach-in-the-study-of-the-well-defined-polyherbal-preparation-zyflamend
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Eric D Tague, Allen K Bourdon, Amber MacDonald, Maggie S Lookadoo, Edward D Kim, Wesley M White, Paul D Terry, Shawn R Campagna, Brynn H Voy, Jay Whelan
Zyflamend is a highly controlled blend of 10 herbal extracts that synergistically impact multiple cell signaling pathways with anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties. More recently, its effects were shown to also modify cellular energetics, for example, activation of fatty acid oxidation and inhibition of lipogenesis. However, its general metabolic effects in vivo have yet to be explored. The objective of this study was to characterize the tissue specific metabolomes in response to supplementation of Zyflamend in mice, with a comparison of equivalent metabolomics data generated in plasma from humans supplemented with Zyflamend...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227037/prospective-transfrontal-sheep-model-of-skull-base-reconstruction-using-vascularized-mucosa
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Sarina K Mueller, George Scangas, Mansor M Amiji, Benjamin S Bleier
BACKGROUND: No high-fidelity animal model exists to examine prospective wound healing following vascularized reconstruction of the skull base. Such a model would require the ability to study the prospective behavior of vascularized mucosal repairs of large dural and arachnoid defects within the intranasal environment. The objective of this study was to therefore develop and validate a novel, in vivo, transfrontal sheep model of cranial base repair using vascularized sinonasal mucosa. METHODS: Twelve transfrontal craniotomy and 1...
December 11, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
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