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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457046/acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-a-portuguese-single-center-reference-review
#1
Miguel Verdelho, Rui Perdigoto, João Machado, Élia Mateus, Paulo Marcelino, Rui Pereira, Philip Fortuna, Luís Bagulho, Luís Bento, Francisco Ribeiro, Fernando Nolasco, Américo Martins, Eduardo Barroso
Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is a syndrome characterized by an acute deterioration of a patient with cirrhosis, frequently associated with multi-organ failure and a high short-term mortality rate. We present a retrospective study that aims to characterize the presentation, evolution, and outcome of patients diagnosed with ACLF at our center over the last 3 years, with a comparative analysis between the group of patients that had ACLF precipitated by infectious insults of bacterial origin and the group of those with ACLF triggered by a nonbacterial infectious insult; the incidence of acute kidney injury and its impact on the prognosis of ACLF was also analyzed...
January 2018: GE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456891/frequency-and-developmental-timing-of-linear-enamel-hypoplasia-defects-in-early-archaic-texan-hunter-gatherers
#2
J Colette Berbesque, Kara C Hoover
Digital photographs taken under controlled conditions were used to examine the incidence of linear enamel hypoplasia defects (LEHs) in burials from the Buckeye Knoll archaeological site (41VT98 Victoria county, Texas), which spans the Early to Late Archaic Period (ca. 2,500-6,500 BP uncorrected radiocarbon). The majority (68 of 74 burials) date to the Texas Early Archaic, including one extremely early burial dated to 8,500 BP. The photogrammetric data collection method also results in an archive for Buckeye Knoll, a significant rare Archaic period collection that has been repatriated and reinterred...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454966/effects-of-pq-s-cytotoxicity-on-secretory-vesicles-in-astroglia-expression-alternation-of-secretogranin-ii-and-its-potential-interaction-with-intracellular-factors
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Xiaoni Zhan, Fengrui Li, Qiaohong Chu, Hao Pang
It has been extensively characterized that paraquat (PQ) selectively targets to the substantia nigra and exerts neurotoxic actions on dopaminergic neurons. However, a little knowledge is available about astroglia in PQ exposure, especially its complex secretory machinery. To explore this point, we built up a PQ-induced model in cultural U118 astrocyte. Since the granin family is considered as a master regulator of cargo sorting and large dense core vesicles (LDCVs) biogenesis in the regulated secretory pathway of nervous and neuroendocrine cells, the current study focused on one member, secretogranin II (SCG2) and investigated its alternation and potential relationship with other astrocyte-derived factors under PQ insult...
February 15, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454241/frailty-and-life-course-violence-the-international-mobility-in-aging-study
#4
Cristiano Dos Santos Gomes, Catherine McLean Pirkle, Maria Vitoria Zunzunegui, Dimitri Taurino Guedes, Juliana Fernandes De Souza Barbosa, Phoebe Hwang, Ricardo Oliveira Guerra
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of frailty in older adults in the IMIAS population, to examine associations between lifelong domestic violence and frailty and possible pathways to explain these associations. METHODS: A cross-sectional study with 2002 men and women in the International Mobility in Aging Study, aged between 65 and 74 years old living in five cities of Tirana (Albania), Natal (Brazil), Kingston and Saint-Hyacinthe (Canada), and Manizales (Colombia)...
February 8, 2018: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454061/activation-of-nlrx1-mediated-autophagy-accelerates-the-ototoxic-potential-of-cisplatin-in-auditory-cells
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Haiyan Yin, Qianqian Yang, Zhixin Cao, Hongrui Li, Zhaoyan Yu, Guodong Zhang, Gaoying Sun, Rongjun Man, Haibo Wang, Jianfeng Li
To date, the mechanism (s) underlying the cisplatin-elicited ototoxicity has not been elucidated fully. Nucleotide-binding domain and leucine-rich-repeat-containing family member ×1 (NLRX1), a cytoplasmic pattern recognition receptor, is tightly related to mitochondrial function, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, and autophagy. In this work, autophagy alteration, NLRX1 expression, ROS generation and cell injury were investigated correspondingly by immunofluorescence staining, western-blot, TEM, flow cytometry and MTT in HEI-OC1 cells of both NLRX1 overexpression and silencing in response to cisplatin stimulus...
February 14, 2018: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453651/neurotrophins-in-asthma
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REVIEW
Juliana Barrios, Xingbin Ai
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Asthma is a chronic airway disease that affects more than 300 million people worldwide. Current treatment focuses on symptomatic relief by temporally dampening inflammation and relaxing the airway. Novel combative strategies against asthma and hopefully a cure are yet to be developed. The goal of this review is to summarize recent literature on neurotrophins (NTs) in experimental models and clinical settings of asthma research. RECENT FINDINGS: We highlight studies of early phases of asthma that collectively reveal a profound impact of elevated NT levels following initial detrimental insults on long-term airway dysfunction...
February 16, 2018: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453493/altered-prepulse-inhibition-of-the-acoustic-startle-response-in-bdnf-deficient-mice-in-a-model-of-early-postnatal-hypoxia-implications-for-schizophrenia
#7
Juan M Lima-Ojeda, Anne S Mallien, Christiane Brandwein, Undine E Lang, Dimitri Hefter, Dragos Inta
The brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a major proliferative agent in the nervous system. Both BDNF-deficiency and perinatal hypoxia represent genetic/environmental risk factors for schizophrenia. Moreover, a decreased BDNF response to birth hypoxia was associated with the disease. BDNF expression is influenced by neuronal activity and environmental conditions such as hypoxia. Thus, it may partake in neuroprotective and reparative mechanisms in acute or chronic neuronal insults. However, the interaction of hypoxia and BDNF is insufficiently understood and the behavioral outcome unknown...
February 16, 2018: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453110/genetics-of-type-1-diabetes
#8
REVIEW
Catherine C Robertson, Stephen S Rich
Type 1 diabetes is the most common autoimmune disorder in childhood, characterized by the development of autoimmunity through unknown environmental insults in genetically susceptible individuals. There are now over 50 regions of the genome that harbor type 1 diabetes susceptibility genes, with much of the genetic risk now well-defined in youth of Northern European ancestry. The impact of these genetic variants on initiation and progression of the autoimmune process (islet autoimmunity) is now being understood; however, studies are only now being conducted to understand the function of the variants associated with type 1 diabetes risk...
February 13, 2018: Current Opinion in Genetics & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452150/cerebral-blood-flow-velocity-and-autoregulation-in-paediatric-patients-following-a-global-hypoxic-ischaemic-insult
#9
Marlina E Lovett, Tensing Maa, Melissa G Chung, Nicole F O'Brien
AIM: To describe the cerebral blood flow velocity pattern and investigate cerebral autoregulation using transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (TCD) following a global hypoxic-ischaemic (HI) event in children. METHODS: This was a prospective, observational study in a quaternary-level paediatric intensive care unit. Intubated children, newborn to 17 years admitted to the PICU following HI injury (asphyxia, drowning, cardiac arrest) were eligible for inclusion. TCD was performed daily until post-injury day 8, discharge, or death, whichever occurred earliest...
February 13, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451098/the-association-between-preaxial-polydactyly-and-radial-longitudinal-deficiency-in-syndromic-cases-a-report-on-nine-families
#10
Mohammad M Al-Qattan
Preaxial polydactyly and radial longitudinal deficiency are usually viewed as two different entities. We present nine families with different disorders in which both preaxial polydactyly and radial longitudinal deficiency were seen in the phenotype. This indicates that both entities may be caused by the same developmental error or insult. The pathogenesis is complex and may be related to the interactions of two signalling loops: the first loop (named as the radial longitudinal deficiency loop) contains genes/proteins responsible for the development of the radial ray; and the second loop (named as the preaxial polydactyly loop) contains the Sonic Hedgehog involved in the pathogenesis of preaxial polydactyly...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450981/nurr1-promotes-neurogenesis-of-dopaminergic-neuron-and-represses-inflammatory-factors-in-the-transwell-coculture-system-of-neural-stem-cells-and-microglia
#11
Xiaoxiang Chen, Yuan Qian, Xiangpeng Wang, Zhiwei Tang, Jiaotian Xu, Hai Lin, Zhiyong Yang, Xiaobin Song, Di Lu, Jiazhi Guo, Ligong Bian, Yu Li, Lei Zhou, Xingli Deng
INTRODUCTION: Neural stem cells (NSCs) are the most promising cells for cell replacement therapy for Parkinson's disease (PD). However, a majority of the transplanted NSCs differentiated into glial cells, thereby limiting the clinical application. Previous studies indicated that chronic neuroinflammation plays a vital role in the degeneration of midbrain DA (mDA) neurons, which suggested the developing potential of therapies for PD by targeting the inflammatory processes. Thus, Nurr1 (nuclear receptor-related factor 1), a transcription factor, has been referred to play a pivotal role in both the differentiation of dopaminergic neurons in embryonic stages and the maintenance of the dopaminergic phenotype throughout life...
February 15, 2018: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449807/atrial-natriuretic-peptide-acts-as-a-neuroprotective-agent-in-in-vitro-models-of-parkinson-s-disease-via-up-regulation-of-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
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Arianna Colini Baldeschi, Eugenia Pittaluga, Federica Andreola, Simona Rossi, Mauro Cozzolino, Giuseppe Nicotera, Gianluca Sferrazza, Pasquale Pierimarchi, Annalucia Serafino
In the last decades increasing evidence indicated a crucial role of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling in development of midbrain dopaminergic (mDA) neurons. Recently dysregulation of this pathway has been proposed as a novel pathomechanism leading to Parkinson's disease (PD) and some of the molecules participating to the signaling have been evaluated as potential therapeutic targets for PD. Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is a cardiac-derived hormone having a critical role in cardiovascular homeostasis. ANP and its receptors (NPRs) are widely expressed in mammalian central nervous system (CNS) where they could be implicated in the regulation of neural development, synaptic transmission and information processing, as well as in neuroprotection...
2018: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449575/actionable-perturbations-of-damage-responses-by-tcl1-atm-and-epigenetic-lesions-form-the-basis-of-t-pll
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A Schrader, G Crispatzu, S Oberbeck, P Mayer, S Pützer, J von Jan, E Vasyutina, K Warner, N Weit, N Pflug, T Braun, E I Andersson, B Yadav, A Riabinska, B Maurer, M S Ventura Ferreira, F Beier, J Altmüller, M Lanasa, C D Herling, T Haferlach, S Stilgenbauer, G Hopfinger, M Peifer, T H Brümmendorf, P Nürnberg, K S J Elenitoba-Johnson, S Zha, M Hallek, R Moriggl, H C Reinhardt, M-H Stern, S Mustjoki, S Newrzela, P Frommolt, M Herling
T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia (T-PLL) is a rare and poor-prognostic mature T-cell malignancy. Here we integrated large-scale profiling data of alterations in gene expression, allelic copy number (CN), and nucleotide sequences in 111 well-characterized patients. Besides prominent signatures of T-cell activation and prevalent clonal variants, we also identify novel hot-spots for CN variability, fusion molecules, alternative transcripts, and progression-associated dynamics. The overall lesional spectrum of T-PLL is mainly annotated to axes of DNA damage responses, T-cell receptor/cytokine signaling, and histone modulation...
February 15, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449542/long-non-coding-rnas-in-ischemic-stroke
#14
REVIEW
Mei-Hua Bao, Vivian Szeto, Burton B Yang, Shu-Zhen Zhu, Hong-Shuo Sun, Zhong-Ping Feng
Stroke is one of the leading causes of mortality and disability worldwide. Uncovering the cellular and molecular pathophysiological processes in stroke have been a top priority. Long non-coding (lnc) RNAs play critical roles in different kinds of diseases. In recent years, a bulk of aberrantly expressed lncRNAs have been screened out in ischemic stroke patients or ischemia insulted animals using new technologies such as RNA-seq, deep sequencing, and microarrays. Nine specific lncRNAs, antisense non-coding RNA in the INK4 locus (ANRIL), metastasis-associate lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1 (MALAT1), N1LR, maternally expressed gene 3 (MEG3), H19, CaMK2D-associated transcript 1 (C2dat1), Fos downstream transcript (FosDT), small nucleolar RNA host gene 14 (SNHG14), and taurine-upregulated gene 1 (TUG1), were found increased in cerebral ischemic animals and/or oxygen-glucose deprived (OGD) cells...
February 15, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449538/downregulation-of-perk-activity-and-eif2%C3%AE-serine-51-phosphorylation-by-mtor-complex-1-elicits-pro-oxidant-and-pro-death-effects-in-tuberous-sclerosis-deficient-cells
#15
Jothilatha Krishnamoorthy, Clara Tenkerian, Jyotsana Gupta, Nour Ghaddar, Shuo Wang, Cedric Darini, Kirk A Staschke, Abhishek Ghosh, Valentina Gandin, Ivan Topisirovic, Arnold S Kristof, Maria Hatzoglou, George Simos, Antonis E Koromilas
Oxidative stress determines cell fate through several mechanisms, among which regulation of mRNA translation by the phosphorylation of the alpha (α) subunit of the translation initiation factor eIF2α at serine 51 (eIF2αP) plays a prominent role. Increased eIF2αP can contribute to tumor progression as well as tumor suppression. While eIF2αP is increased in most cells to promote survival and adaptation to different forms of stress, we demonstrate that eIF2αP is reduced in tuberous sclerosis complex 2 (TSC2)-deficient cells subjected to oxidative insults...
February 15, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449141/neurometabolites-alteration-in-the-acute-phase-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-mtbi-an-in-vivo-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-1h-mrs-study
#16
Vigneswaran Veeramuthu, Pohchoo Seow, Vairavan Narayanan, Jeannie Hisu Ding Wong, Li Kuo Tan, Aditya Tri Hernowo, Norlisah Ramli
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Magnetic resonance spectroscopy is a noninvasive imaging technique that allows for reliable assessment of microscopic changes in brain cytoarchitecture, neuronal injuries, and neurochemical changes resultant from traumatic insults. We aimed to evaluate the acute alteration of neurometabolites in complicated and uncomplicated mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) patients in comparison to control subjects using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy)...
February 12, 2018: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448954/new-therapeutic-strategies-to-treat-human-cancers-expressing-mutant-p53-proteins
#17
REVIEW
Giovanni Blandino, Silvia Di Agostino
The tumor suppressor p53 plays a critical role to preserve DNA fidelity from diverse insults through the regulation of cell-cycle checkpoints, DNA repair, senescence and apoptosis. The TP53 is the most frequently inactivated gene in human cancers. This leads to the production of mutant p53 proteins that loose wild-type p53 tumor suppression functions and concomitantly acquire new oncogenic properties among which deregulated cell proliferation, increased chemoresistance, disruption of tissue architecture, promotion of migration, invasion and metastasis and several other pro-oncogenic activities...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448014/intrauterine-inflammation-reduces-postnatal-neurogenesis-in-the-hippocampal-subgranular-zone-and-leads-to-accumulation-of-hilar-ectopic-granule-cells
#18
Michael S Hester, Natalia Tulina, Amy Brown, Guillermo Barila, Michal A Elovitz
Prenatal inflammation is associated with poor neurobehavioral outcomes in exposed offspring. A common route of exposure for the fetus is intrauterine infection, which is often associated with preterm birth. Hippocampal development may be particularly vulnerable to an inflammatory insult during pregnancy as this region remains highly neurogenic both prenatally and postnatally. These studies sought to determine if intrauterine inflammation specifically altered hippocampal neurogenesis and migration of newly produced granule neurons during the early postnatal period...
February 12, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444621/excitotoxicity-in-the-pathogenesis-of-neurological-and-psychiatric-disorders-therapeutic-implications
#19
Jordi Olloquequi, Elizabeth Cornejo-Córdova, Ester Verdaguer, Francesc X Soriano, Octavio Binvignat, Carme Auladell, Antoni Camins
Neurological and psychiatric disorders are leading contributors to the global disease burden, having a serious impact on the quality of life of both patients and their relatives. Although the molecular events underlying these heterogeneous diseases remain poorly understood, some studies have raised the idea of common mechanisms involved. In excitotoxicity, there is an excessive activation of glutamate receptors by excitatory amino acids, leading to neuronal damage. Thus, the excessive release of glutamate can lead to a dysregulation of Ca 2+ homeostasis, triggering the production of free radicals and oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction and eventually cell death...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444457/brain-region-specific-responses-of-astrocytes-to-an-in-vitro-injury-and-neurotrophins
#20
Andrea Beatriz Cragnolini, Gonzalo Montenegro, Wilma J Friedman, Daniel Hugo Mascó
Astrocytes are a heterogeneous population of glial cells that react to brain insults through a process referred to as astrogliosis. Reactive astrocytes are characterized by an increase in proliferation, size, migration to the injured zone and release of a plethora of chemical mediators such as NGF and BDNF. The aim of this study was to determine whether there are brain region-associated responses of astrocytes to an injury and to the neurotrophins NGF and BDNF. We used the scratch injury model to study the closure of a wound inflicted on a monolayer of astrocytes obtained from cortex, hippocampus or striatum...
February 11, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
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