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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921940/attribution-of-human-infections-with-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-stec-to-livestock-sources-and-identification-of-source-specific-risk-factors-the-netherlands-2010-2014
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L Mughini-Gras, W van Pelt, M van der Voort, M Heck, I Friesema, E Franz
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) is a zoonotic pathogen of public health concern whose sources and transmission routes are difficult to trace. Using a combined source attribution and case-control analysis, we determined the relative contributions of four putative livestock sources (cattle, small ruminants, pigs, poultry) to human STEC infections and their associated dietary, animal contact, temporal and socio-econo-demographic risk factors in the Netherlands in 2010/2011-2014. Dutch source data were supplemented with those from other European countries with similar STEC epidemiology...
September 17, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796153/optimum-drug-combinations-for-the-sedation-of-growing-boars-prior-to-castration
#2
Heidi S Lehmann, Dominique Blache, Eleanor Drynan, Pema Tshewang, David J C Blignaut, Gabrielle C Musk
Juvenile male pigs were sedated for castration. Eight five-month old boars were sedated twice (two weeks apart) with a combination of detomidine (0.1 mg/kg), midazolam (0.2 mg/kg) and either butorphanol (0.2 mg/kg) (Group MDB, n = 8) or morphine (0.2 mg/kg) (Group MDM, n = 8) intramuscularly. The boars were positioned in lateral recumbency and lidocaine (200 mg total) was injected into the testicle and scrotal skin. Castration of a single testicle was performed on two occasions. Sedation and reaction (to positioning and surgery) scores, pulse rate, respiratory rate, haemoglobin oxygen saturation, body temperature, arterial blood gas parameters and the times to immobility and then recovery were recorded...
August 10, 2017: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794126/a-refined-method-to-study-gene-dosage-changes-in-vitro-using-crispr-cas9
#3
Teresa P Raposo, Henry O Ebili, Mohammad Ilyas
AIMS: Gene dosage can have a major impact on cell biology, although, hitherto, it has been difficult to study using in vitro models. We sought to refine and accelerate the development of 'gene dosage' models through using CRISPR/Cas9 (a gene editing technology) for sequential knockout of gene alleles. METHODS: Our method involved (1) using Cas9 nuclease mRNA rather than expression plasmids, (2) using a fluorescently labelled FAM-6 tracr complexed with guide RNA and (3) using high-resolution melting (HRM) analysis to screen for mutations...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761130/lipodystrophy-and-obesity-are-associated-with-decreased-number-of-t-cells-with-regulatory-function-and-pro-inflammatory-macrophage-phenotype
#4
S Berger, G Ceccarini, G Scabia, I Barone, C Pelosini, F Ferrari, S Magno, A Dattilo, L Chiovato, P Vitti, F Santini, M Maffei
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: In lipodystrophy (LD) adipose tissue function to store lipids is impaired, leading to metabolic syndrome, similar to that found in obesity. Emerging evidence links dysmetabolism with disorders of the immune system. Our aim is to investigate whether T-cell populations with regulatory function and monocyte-derived macrophages (MDMs) are affected by LD and obesity. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Blood was collected from 16 LD, 16 obese (OB, BMI>30 kg m(-2)) and 16 healthy normal-weight women (CNT)...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746408/microwave-magnetic-proteomics-of-macrophages-from-patients-with-hiv-associated-cognitive-impairment
#5
Yisel M Cantres-Rosario, Frances M Acevedo-Mariani, Juliana Pérez-Laspiur, William E Haskins, Marines Plaud, Yadira M Cantres-Rosario, Richard Skolasky, Israel Méndez-Bermúdez, Valerie Wojna, Loyda M Meléndez
OBJECTIVE: HIV-infected monocytes can infiltrate the blood brain barrier as differentiated macrophages to the central nervous system, becoming the primary source of viral and cellular neurotoxins. The final outcome is HIV-associated cognitive impairment (HACI), which remain prevalent today, possibly due to the longer life-span of the patients treated with combined anti-retroviral therapy. Our main goal was to characterize the proteome of monocyte-derived macrophages (MDM) from HACI patients, and its association with their cognitive status, to find novel targets for therapy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721957/nutritional-status-of-mid-day-meal-programme-beneficiaries-a-cross-sectional-study-among-primary-schoolchildren-in-kottayam-district-kerala-india
#6
Rajeev Jayalakshmi, Vinoda Thulaseedharan Jissa
BACKGROUND: The efficiency of Mid-Day Meal (MDM) Programme in India to ensure the optimum nutritional status of its beneficiaries is rarely studied. OBJECTIVE: This study assessed the nutritional status of 6-10-year-old schoolchildren who were the beneficiaries of MDM and the child-related factors affecting their nutritional status. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed among 322 children from 12 randomly selected primary schools in one block panchayat of Kerala state...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698313/hiv-and-hiv-tat-inhibit-lps-induced-il-27-production-in-human-macrophages-by-distinct-intracellular-signaling-pathways
#7
Niranjala Gajanayaka, Shifawn O'Hara, Yulia Konarski, Jason Fernandes, Kar Muthumani, Maya Kozlowski, Jonathan B Angel, Ashok Kumar
Monocyte-derived Mϕs (MDMs) from HIV-infected patients and MDM infected in vitro with HIV exhibit a reduced ability to secrete various cytokines, including IL-12. Recently, IL-27, an IL-12 family cytokine, was shown to inhibit HIV replication in Mϕ. Whether HIV infection or HIV accessory protein(s) impact IL-27 production in Mϕs remains unknown. Herein, we show that in vitro HIV infection, as well as intracellular HIV-Tat (Tat) and Tat peptides, inhibit LPS-induced IL-27 production in human MDMs, suggesting impairment of the TLR4 signaling pathway...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667027/synergy-between-paclitaxel-and-anti-cancer-peptide-pnc-27-in-the-treatment-of-ovarian-cancer
#8
Ioannis Alagkiozidis, Constantine Gorelick, Tana Shah, Yi-Ju Amy Chen, Vinita Gupta, Dimitre Stefanov, Abhi Amarnani, Yi-Chun Lee, Ovadia Abulafia, Ehsan Sarafraz-Yazdi, Josef Michl
OBJECTIVES: Paclitaxel is widely used in the treatment of gynecologic malignancies. It targets tumor cells in the M phase of the cell cycle. Cells in other phases survive the insult and repopulate the tumor. PNC-27 is a peptide synthesized of amino acids of the p53-MDM-2 binding domain. It kills various cancer cell lines in a dose-dependent manner. The goal of this study is to assess ovarian cancer cells' sensitivity to PNC-27 after surviving exposure to paclitaxel and to investigate the potential for synergy between PNC-27 and paclitaxel in the treatment of ovarian cancer...
May 2017: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557543/impaired-mitochondrial-microbicidal-responses-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-macrophages
#9
Martin A Bewley, Julie A Preston, Mohammed Mohasin, Helen M Marriott, Richard C Budd, Julie Swales, Paul Collini, David R Greaves, Ruth W Craig, Christopher E Brightling, Louise E Donnelly, Peter J Barnes, Dave Singh, Steven D Shapiro, Moira K B Whyte, David H Dockrell
RATIONALE: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by impaired clearance of pulmonary bacteria. OBJECTIVES: The effect of COPD on alveolar macrophage (AM) microbicidal responses was investigated. METHODS: Alveolar macrophages (AMs) were obtained from bronchoalveolar lavage from healthy donors or COPD patients and challenged with opsonized serotype 14 Streptococcus pneumoniae. Cells were assessed for apoptosis, bactericidal activity and mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (mROS) production...
May 30, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551188/regulatory-effect-of-dietary-intake-of-chromium-propionate-on-the-response-of-monocyte-derived-macrophages-from-holstein-cows-in-mid-lactation
#10
M Garcia, Y Qu, C M Scholte, D O'Connor, W Rounds, K M Moyes
Chromium (Cr) has been reported to enhance immune function and improve insulin sensitivity and performance in beef and dairy cattle. However, its effect on bovine macrophage inflammatory and metabolic response is unknown. The objective of this study was to characterize the effect of dietary Cr on the inflammatory and metabolic response of polarized macrophages ex vivo. Twelve primiparous and 16 multiparous healthy Holstein cows in mid lactation (143 ± 37 d in milk) were enrolled in this study. Cows were fed a common total mixed ration once per day that was top-dressed with 200 g of ground corn containing 1 of 2 dietary treatments: control (CTL, no Cr supplementation) or Cr propionate (CrP, 8 mg of Cr/cow per day) for 35 d...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548374/continuous-synthesis-and-purification-by-coupling-a-multistep-flow-reaction-with-centrifugal-partition-chromatography
#11
Róbert Örkényi, János Éles, Ferenc Faigl, Péter Vincze, Anita Prechl, Zoltán Szakács, János Kóti, István Greiner
Continuous-flow multistep synthesis is combined with quasi-continuous final-product purification to produce pure products from crude reaction mixtures. In the nucleophilic aromatic substitution of 2,4-difluoronitrobenzene with morpholine followed by a heterogeneous catalytic hydrogenation, the desired monosubstituted product can be continuously separated from the co- and by-products in a purity of over 99 % by coupling a flow reactor sequence to a multiple dual-mode (MDM) centrifugal partition chromatography (CPC) device...
July 17, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530164/biocompatibility-of-intensified-decellularized-equine-carotid-arteries-in-a-rat-subcutaneous-implantation-model-and-in-a-human-in-vitro-model
#12
Niklas Jeinsen, Lavinia Mägel, Danny Jonigk, Melanie Klingenberg, Axel Haverich, Mathias Wilhelmi, Ulrike Böer
Limited biocompatibility of decellularized scaffolds is an ongoing challenge in tissue engineering. We recently demonstrated that intensified detergent-based decellularization of equine carotid artery (dEACintens) removed residual cellular molecules from the scaffold more efficiently than a conventional decellularization (dEACcon), although this approach did not eliminate its immunogenicity entirely. CCN1 has been shown to improve biocompatibility of dEACcon in a sheep model. In this study, we tested the biocompatibility of dEACintens and dEACcon with or without CCN1 coating after subcutaneous implantation in rats for up to 12 weeks...
June 29, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524104/dietary-intake-of-meat-cooking-related-mutagens-hcas-and-risk-of-colorectal-adenoma-and-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#13
Manuela Chiavarini, Gaia Bertarelli, Liliana Minelli, Roberto Fabiani
Much evidence suggests that the positive association between meat intake and colorectal adenoma (CRA) and cancer (CRC) risk is mediated by mutagenic compounds generated during cooking at high temperature. A number of epidemiological studies have estimated the effect of meat-related mutagens intake on CRC/CRA risk with contradictory and sometimes inconsistent results. A literature search was carried out (PubMed, Web of Science and Scopus) to identify articles reporting the relationship between the intake of meat-related mutagens (2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP), 2-amino-3,8-dimethylimidazo[4,5-f] quinoxaline (MeIQx), 2-amino-3,4,8-trimethylimidazo[4,5-f] quinoxaline: DiMeIQx, benzo(a) pyrene (B(a)P) and "meat derived mutagenic activity" (MDM)) and CRC/CRA risk...
May 18, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494038/role-of-metformin-in-reversing-the-negative-impact-of-hyperglycemia-on-bone-healing-around-implants-inserted-in-type-2-diabetic-rats
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Caroline Ribeiro Serrão, Marta Ferreira Bastos, Daniele Ferreira Cruz, Fernando de Souza Malta, Paolla Camacho Vallim, Poliana Mendes Duarte
PURPOSE: There is interest in establishing hypoglycemiant agents able to contain/revert the impact of diabetes mellitus on osseointegration. The purpose of this study was to assess the possible effect of metformin in reversing the negative effects of hyperglycemia on the healing of bone surrounding implants inserted in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rats (10 per group) were assigned to one of the following groups: DM group: type 2 diabetic rats deprived of metformin (M) treatment; MDM group: type 2 diabetic rats under M treatment (40 mg/kg/day, starting on the 15th day after implant placement); control group: nondiabetic rats without M treatment...
May 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296148/dimp53-1-a-novel-small-molecule-dual-inhibitor-of-p53-mdm2-x-interactions-with-multifunctional-p53-dependent-anticancer-properties
#15
Joana Soares, Margarida Espadinha, Liliana Raimundo, Helena Ramos, Ana Sara Gomes, Sara Gomes, Joana B Loureiro, Alberto Inga, Flávio Reis, Célia Gomes, Maria M M Santos, Lucília Saraiva
The transcription factor p53 plays a crucial role in cancer development and dissemination, and thus, p53-targeted therapies are among the most encouraging anticancer strategies. In human cancers with wild-type (wt) p53, its inactivation by interaction with murine double minute (MDM)2 and MDMX is a common event. Simultaneous inhibition of the p53 interaction with both MDMs is crucial to restore the tumor suppressor activity of p53. Here, we describe the synthesis of the new tryptophanol-derived oxazoloisoindolinone DIMP53-1 and identify its activity as a dual inhibitor of the p53-MDM2/X interactions using a yeast-based assay...
June 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260096/increased-%C3%AE-133p53-mrna-in-lung-carcinoma-corresponds-with-reduction-of-p21-expression
#16
Aikaterini Fragou, Georgios Tzimagiorgis, Christos Karageorgopoulos, Nikolaos Barbetakis, Axilleas Lazopoulos, Maria Papaioannou, Costas Haitoglou, Sofia Kouidou
Modification of p53 expression levels and its principle apoptosis and cell cycle regulatory partners, mouse double minute 2 homolog (MDM‑2) and p21, has been previously reported in various types of cancer. In the current study, the expression of Δ133p53 isoforms was investigated in lung carcinomas with respect to the expression of the aforementioned genes. The expression of p53 full‑length transcript and Δ133p53 isoforms α, β and γ transcripts, MDM‑2 and p21 transcripts were determined by reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction, in total RNA isolated from 17 lung carcinoma specimens and 17 corresponding adjacent non‑cancerous tissues...
April 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223335/cooperation-of-musashi-2-numb-mdm2-and-p53-in-drug-resistance-and-malignant-biology-of-pancreatic-cancer
#17
Weiwei Sheng, Ming Dong, Chuanping Chen, Zixin Wang, Yunwei Li, Kewei Wang, Yuji Li, Jianping Zhou
Our earlier work showed that Musashi (MSI)-2 promoted the development of pancreatic cancer (PC) by down-regulating Numb, which prevented murine double-minute (MDM)-2-mediated p53 ubiquitin degradation. Thus, we investigate the relationship among MSI2, Numb, MDM2, and p53 in PC in vitro and invivo, an association that has not been reported to our knowledge. MSI2 had no relationship with mutant p53 (mtp53) and wild-type p53 (wtp53) in normal PC cells. However, in response to gemcitabine or cisplatin treatment, MSI2 silencing simultaneously down-regulated MDM2 and up-regulated Numb and wtp53 protein levels...
June 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159034/food-insecurity-and-health-status-in-deprived-populations-2014-a-multicentre-survey-in-seven-of-the-social-and-medical-healthcare-centres-casos-run-by-doctors-of-the-world-france
#18
MULTICENTER STUDY
S Laurence, E Durand, E Thomas, M Chappuis, J F Corty
OBJECTIVE: To document eating practices and socio-economic profiles of patients seen in the social and medical healthcare centres (CASOs in its French acronym) run by Doctors of the World (Médecins du Monde, MdM) in France and evaluate their nutritional and health status. STUDY DESIGN: The survey was carried out between April and May 2014 in seven CASOs in France. METHODS: All the patients attending MdM clinics were given a nutrition and health questionnaire...
February 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157969/second-order-few-mode-raman-amplifier-for-mode-division-multiplexed-optical-communication-systems
#19
Jiaxiong Li, Jiangbing Du, Lin Ma, Ming-Jun Li, Ke Xu, Zuyuan He
We experimentally demonstrate and investigate, for first time to our best knowledge, a second-order few-mode Raman amplifier for low noise distributed fiber amplification. The 1455 and 1360 nm pumps are both injected into the few-mode fiber (FMF) in the forms of two degenerate LP<sub>11</sub> modes in the backward direction. Within the band from 1542 to 1558 nm, maximum on-off gains of 4 dB are achieved for both LP<sub>01</sub> and LP<sub>11</sub> modes, and the differential modal gain (DMG) is less than 0...
January 23, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105750/development-of-a-peer-review-framework-for-cancer-multi-disciplinary-meetings
#20
Claire E Johnson, Neli Slavova-Azmanova, Christobel Saunders
BACKGROUND: There is no mechanism in place for monitoring or quality improvement of cancer multidisciplinary meetings (MDMs) in Australia. OBJECTIVE: To develop a peer review process for quality improvement of MDMs. METHODS: This project involved three phases: 1) development of a draft peer review framework, supporting documents and peer review process; 2) consultation with key stakeholders; 3) refinement of the framework, documents and processes following a pilot study with three MDMs...
January 20, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
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