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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166726/-interaction-between-trpc1-and-stim1-in-calcium-sensing-receptor-mediated-calcium-influx-and-nitric-oxide-production-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
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L M Wang, H Zhong, N Tang, L J Pang, C J Zhang, F He
Objective: To investigate the interaction of Ca(2+) protein TRPC1 and STIM1 in extracellular Ca(2+) -sensing receptor (CaR)-induced extracellular Ca(2+) influx and the production of nitric oxide (NO). Methods: Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were cultured and incubated with CaR agonist spermine (activating store-operates cation channels (SOC) and receptor-operated channels (ROC)), CaR negative allosteric modulator Calhex231 (blocking SOC, activating ROC) and ROC analogue TPA (activating ROC, blocking SOC), protein kinase C (PKC) inhibitor Ro31-8220, PKCs and PKCμ inhibitor Go6967(activate SOC, blocking ROC), respectively...
November 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166723/-association-between-serum-n%C3%AE%C2%B5-carboxymethyl-lysine-level-and-anterior-tibial-arterial-plaque-calcification-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-post-foot-amputation
#2
L H Li, F Ye, X L Fu, S N Xu, Z Y Bao, Z Sun, J C Yan, J N Wu, Z Q Wang
Objective: To observe the correlation between Nε-carboxymethyl-Lysine (CML), the main component of advanced glycation end products and the calcification of the anterior tibial artery plaque in patients with diabetic foot post foot amputation. Methods: Sixty patients hospitalized for foot amputation operation due to diabetic foot from June 2012 to June 2016 in the Department of Orthopedics, Affiliated Hospital of Jiangsu University were prospectively recruited.The patients were categorized into mild stenosis (0<stenosis<50%, n=20), moderate stenosis (50%≤stenosis<70%, n=20) and severe stenosis (70%≤stenosis≤100%, n=20) based on the color Doppler ultrasound assessed severity of anterior tibial artery stenosis...
November 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166711/-effects-of-caspase-1-inhibitor-vx765-on-cold-restraint-stress-induced-acute-gastric-ulcer-in-mice
#3
S Q Zheng, X D Hong, T S Chen, P F Luo, S C Xiao
Objective: To investigate the protective effects of caspase-1 inhibitor VX765 on gastric mucosa of mice with cold-restraint stress-induced acute gastric ulcer. Methods: Twenty-four specific pathogen free male C57BL/6J mice were divided into normal control group (NC), cold restrain group (CR), VX765 pre-treatment+ cold restrain group (VCR), and rabeprazole pre-treatment+ cold restrain group (RCR) according to the random number table, with 6 mice in each group. Mice in group NC were injected intraperitoneally with solution of 10 mL/kg dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) and phosphate buffer solution (PBS)...
November 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166708/-effects-of-astragalus-polysaccharide-on-cardiac-dysfunction-in-rabbits-with-severe-scald-injury
#4
L Zhong, J H Zhan, J H Luo, X Cheng
Objective: To investigate the effects of astragalus polysaccharide (AP) on cardiac dysfunction in rabbits with severe scald injury. Methods: Sixty-four New Zealand white rabbits were divided into pure scald group and AP group according to the random number table, with 32 rabbits in each group. Rabbits in the two groups were all inflicted with 30% total body surface area full-thickness scald on the back. Immediately after injury, rabbits in two groups were intraperitoneally injected with lactated Ringer's solution once for antishock...
November 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166705/comprehensive-analysis-of-nine-monoamines-and-metabolites-in-small-amounts-of-peripheral-murine-c57bl-6j-tissues
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Joachim Nagler, Sonja C Schriever, Meri De Angelis, Paul T Pfluger, Karl-Werner Schramm
Monoamines, acting as hormones and neurotransmitters, play a critical role in multiple physiological processes ranging from cognitive function and mood to sympathetic nervous system activity, fight-or-flight response, or glucose homeostasis. In addition to brain and blood, monoamines are abundant in several tissues, and dysfunction in their synthesis or signaling is associated with various pathological conditions. It was our goal to develop a method to detect these compounds in peripheral murine tissues. In this study, we employed a high performance liquid chromatography method using electrochemical detection that allows not only detecting the catecholamines but a detailed analysis of nine monoamines and metabolites in murine tissues...
November 22, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166675/perianal-dermatitis-its-incidence-and-patterns-of-topical-therapies-in-a-level-iv-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Anuj Malik, Emily Witsberger, Lesley Cottrell, Autumn Kiefer, Panitan Yossuck
Objective To define the incidence of perianal dermatitis (PD) and determine the usage pattern and cost efficacy of diaper products among neonates admitted to a level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) including those with a diagnosis of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Methods A retrospective cohort study to evaluate neonates with PD based on number of orders for Aquaphor, Bagbalm, Desitin, Flanders, or Nystatin. Various demographic and clinical parameters were recorded. Usage patterns of these five products were analyzed, and their costs estimated...
November 22, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166668/interleukin-36%C3%AE-and-il-36-receptor-signaling-mediate-impaired-host-immunity-and-lung-injury-in-cytotoxic-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-pulmonary-infection-role-of-prostaglandin-e2
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Tetsuji Aoyagi, Michael W Newstead, Xianying Zeng, Yuta Nanjo, Marc Peters-Golden, Mitsuo Kaku, Theodore J Standiford
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a Gram-negative pathogen that can lead to severe infection associated with lung injury and high mortality. The interleukin (IL)-36 cytokines (IL-36α, IL-36β and IL-36γ) are newly described IL-1 like family cytokines that promote inflammatory response via binding to the IL-36 receptor (IL-36R). Here we investigated the functional role of IL-36 cytokines in the modulating of innate immune response against P. aeruginosa pulmonary infection. The intratracheal administration of flagellated cytotoxic P...
November 22, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166659/sex-specific-influences-of-mtdna-mitotype-and-diet-on-mitochondrial-functions-and-physiological-traits-in-drosophila-melanogaster
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Wen C Aw, Michael R Garvin, Richard G Melvin, J William O Ballard
Here we determine the sex-specific influence of mtDNA type (mitotype) and diet on mitochondrial functions and physiology in two Drosophila melanogaster lines. In many species, males and females differ in aspects of their energy production. These sex-specific influences may be caused by differences in evolutionary history and physiological functions. We predicted the influence of mtDNA mutations should be stronger in males than females as a result of the organelle's maternal mode of inheritance in the majority of metazoans...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166656/fragmentation-modes-and-the-evolution-of-life-cycles
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Yuriy Pichugin, Jorge Peña, Paul B Rainey, Arne Traulsen
Reproduction is a defining feature of living systems. To reproduce, aggregates of biological units (e.g., multicellular organisms or colonial bacteria) must fragment into smaller parts. Fragmentation modes in nature range from binary fission in bacteria to collective-level fragmentation and the production of unicellular propagules in multicellular organisms. Despite this apparent ubiquity, the adaptive significance of fragmentation modes has received little attention. Here, we develop a model in which groups arise from the division of single cells that do not separate but stay together until the moment of group fragmentation...
November 22, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166653/testing-the-applicability-of-a-benthic-foraminiferal-based-transfer-function-for-the-reconstruction-of-paleowater-depth-changes-in-rhodes-greece-during-the-early-pleistocene
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Yvonne Milker, Manuel F G Weinkauf, Jürgen Titschack, Andre Freiwald, Stefan Krüger, Frans J Jorissen, Gerhard Schmiedl
We present paleo-water depth reconstructions for the Pefka E section deposited on the island of Rhodes (Greece) during the early Pleistocene. For these reconstructions, a transfer function (TF) using modern benthic foraminifera surface samples from the Adriatic and Western Mediterranean Seas has been developed. The TF model gives an overall predictive accuracy of ~50 m over a water depth range of ~1200 m. Two separate TF models for shallower and deeper water depth ranges indicate a good predictive accuracy of 9 m for shallower water depths (0-200 m) but far less accuracy of 130 m for deeper water depths (200-1200 m) due to uneven sampling along the water depth gradient...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166649/extended-light-exposure-increases-stem-digestibility-and-biomass-production-of-switchgrass
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Chunqiao Zhao, Xifeng Fan, Xincun Hou, Yi Zhu, Yuesen Yue, Juying Wu
Switchgrass is a photoperiod-sensitive energy grass suitable for growing in the marginal lands of China. We explored the effects of extended photoperiods of low-irradiance light (7 μmol·m-2·s-1, no effective photosynthesis) on the growth, the biomass dry weight, the biomass allocation, and, especially, the stem digestibility and cell wall characteristics of switchgrass. Two extended photoperiods (i.e., 18 and 24 h) were applied over Alamo. Extended light exposure (18 and 24 h) resulted in delayed heading and higher dry weights of vegetative organs (by 32...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166641/agrowastes-as-feedstock-for-the-production-of-endo-%C3%AE-xylanase-from-cohnella-sp-strain-ar92
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José H Pisa, Adriana P Manfredi, Nora I Perotti, Héctor G Romero, Javier D Breccia, María Alejandra Martínez
Members of Cohnella sp. isolated from a variety of environments have been shown to be glycoside hydrolase producers. Nevertheless, most evaluations of members of this genus are limited to their taxonomic description. The strain AR92, previously identified as belonging to the genus Cohnella, formed a well-supported cluster with C. thailandensis and C. formosensis (>80% bootstrap confidence). Its growth and xylanase production were approached by using a mineral-based medium containing alkali-pretreated sugarcane bagasse as the main carbon source, which was assayed as a convenient source to produce biocatalysts potentially fitting its degradation...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166627/1-4-dioxane-pollution-at-contaminated-groundwater-sites-in-western-germany-and-its-distribution-within-a-tce-plume
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Ursula Karges, Johannes Becker, Wilhelm Püttmann
An effective and sensitive method for the analysis of 1,4-dioxane in water has been available since 2008 (EPA 522). This method is increasingly being applied to investigate the distribution of 1,4-dioxane in the aquatic environment. However, there is a need for more information about the possible occurrence of 1,4-dioxane in groundwater in Europe in general, and in Germany in particular, where virtually no data have been collected so far. The possible contamination of groundwater with 1,4-dioxane is of relevance to Germany because up to 70% of Germany's drinking water is obtained from groundwater and about 17% from river bank filtrate, which contains variable proportions of groundwater...
November 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166596/the-gcn2-atf4-signaling-pathway-induces-4e-bp-to-bias-translation-and-boost-antimicrobial-peptide-synthesis-in-response-to-bacterial-infection
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Deepika Vasudevan, Nicholas K Clark, Jessica Sam, Victoria C Cotham, Beatrix Ueberheide, Michael T Marr, Hyung Don Ryoo
Bacterial infection often leads to suppression of mRNA translation, but hosts are nonetheless able to express immune response genes through as yet unknown mechanisms. Here, we use a Drosophila model to demonstrate that antimicrobial peptide (AMP) production during infection is paradoxically stimulated by the inhibitor of cap-dependent translation, 4E-BP (eIF4E-binding protein; encoded by the Thor gene). We found that 4E-BP is induced upon infection with pathogenic bacteria by the stress-response transcription factor ATF4 and its upstream kinase, GCN2...
November 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166590/interleukin-33-activated-islet-resident-innate-lymphoid-cells-promote-insulin-secretion-through-myeloid-cell-retinoic-acid-production
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Elise Dalmas, Frank M Lehmann, Erez Dror, Stephan Wueest, Constanze Thienel, Marcela Borsigova, Marc Stawiski, Emmanuel Traunecker, Fabrizio C Lucchini, Dianne H Dapito, Sandra M Kallert, Bruno Guigas, Francois Pattou, Julie Kerr-Conte, Pierre Maechler, Jean-Philippe Girard, Daniel Konrad, Christian Wolfrum, Marianne Böni-Schnetzler, Daniela Finke, Marc Y Donath
Pancreatic-islet inflammation contributes to the failure of β cell insulin secretion during obesity and type 2 diabetes. However, little is known about the nature and function of resident immune cells in this context or in homeostasis. Here we show that interleukin (IL)-33 was produced by islet mesenchymal cells and enhanced by a diabetes milieu (glucose, IL-1β, and palmitate). IL-33 promoted β cell function through islet-resident group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) that elicited retinoic acid (RA)-producing capacities in macrophages and dendritic cells via the secretion of IL-13 and colony-stimulating factor 2...
November 21, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166583/the-skinny-pancreatic-ilc2s-promote-insulin-secretion
#16
Kelly M Cautivo, Ari B Molofsky
Regulation of pancreatic insulin production is pivotal in the pathophysiology and treatment of diabetes. In this issue of Immunity, Dalmas et al. (2017) describe a type 2 immune circuit where pancreatic interleukin-33 (IL-33) promotes insulin secretion via the activity of islet-associated group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s).
November 21, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166569/breastfeeding-among-women-with-physical-disabilities-in-the-united-states
#17
Robyn M Powell, Monika Mitra, Suzanne C Smeltzer, Linda M Long-Bellil, Lauren D Smith, Eliana Rosenthal, Lisa I Iezzoni
BACKGROUND: The benefits of breastfeeding are well established, and breastfeeding is now widely practiced in the United States. Although increasing numbers of women with physical disabilities are having children, little information is available about breastfeeding practices among these women. Nonetheless, the children of women with physical disabilities should benefit from breastfeeding just as children of nondisabled mothers do. Research aim: This study aimed to explore the facilitators and barriers to breastfeeding among women with physical disabilities...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166534/effect-of-syzygium-cumini-leaves-on-laying-hens-performance-and-egg-quality
#18
Ednardo R Freitas, Danilo R Fernandes, Davyd H Souza, Francisco D T Dantas, Rebeca C Santos, Gilson B Oliveira, Carlos Eduardo B Cruz, Nádia M Braz, Lorena F Câmara, Germano A J Nascimento, Pedro H Watanabe
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Syzygium cumini leaves (SCL) in laying hens diets on productive performance, egg quality and lipid oxidation of yolk. A total of 108 Hysex White laying hens were distributed in a completely randomized design with three treatments and six replicates of six birds each. The treatments consisted of SCL inclusion at dietary levels of 0, 5 and 10 g/kg. There was no significant effect of SCL inclusion on feed intake, laying percentage, weight and egg mass, feed conversion ratio, Haugh units, specific gravity, percentage of yolk, albumen and egg shells and shell thickness...
2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166531/a-polysaccharide-fraction-extracted-from-pleurotus-ostreatus-mycelial-biomass-inhibit-sarcoma-180-tumor
#19
Elisabeth Wisbeck, Jean M Facchini, Endi P Alves, Marcia L L Silveira, Regina M M Gern, Jorge L Ninow, Sandra A Furlan
Fungi of Pleurotus genus have attracted a great interest due to their medicinal properties such as anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antitumor. These properties are attributed mainly to polysaccharides synthesized by Pleurotus. This work aimed to study the mycelial growth of P. ostreatus in submerged culture, evaluating the influence of the initial concentration of substrate (20 and 40 g/L of glucose) and the pH (4 and 6) on kinetic parameters of production of biomass. The effectiveness of different doses (10, 30 and 50 mg/kg) of a mycelium polysaccharide fraction extracted from P...
2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166523/the-ph-of-the-main-brazilian-commercial-moisturizers-and-liquid-soaps-considerations-on-the-repair-of-the-skin-barrier
#20
Giovana M Gonçalves, Gabrielli Brianezi, Hélio Amante Miot
The pH of the skin is slightly acidic (4.6 to 5.8) which is important for appropriate antibacterial, antifungal, constitution of barrier function, as well as structuring and maturation of the stratum corneum. This study aimed to evaluate the pH of the main commercial moisturizers and liquid soaps in Brazil. Thus, pH of the products was quantified by pH meter in three measurements. A total of 38 moisturizers and six commercial liquid soaps were evaluated. Mean pH of 63% and 50% of the moisturizing and liquid soaps presented results above 5...
September 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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