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T Porseryd, N Reyhanian Caspillo, K Volkova, L Elabbas, T Källman, P Dinnétz, P-E Olsson, I Porsch-Hällström
17α-Ethinylestradiol (EE2 ) is a ubiquitous aquatic contaminant shown to decrease fish fertility at low concentrations, especially in fish exposed during development. The mechanisms of the decreased fertility are not fully understood. In this study, we perform transcriptome analysis by RNA sequencing of testes from zebrafish with previously reported lowered fertility due to exposure to low concentrations of EE2 during development. Fish were exposed to 1.2 and 1.6 ng/L (measured concentration; nominal concentrations 3 and 10 ng/L) of EE2 from fertilization to 80 days of age, followed by 82 days of remediation in clean water...
March 8, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
Ali Asgar Bohra, Benjamin R Kallman, Heinrich Reichert, K VijayRaghavan
Drosophila has become an excellent model system for investigating the organization and function of the gustatory system due to the relatively simple neuroanatomical organization of its brain and the availability of powerful genetic and transgenic technology. Thus, at the molecular and cellular levels, a great deal of insight into the peripheral detection and coding of gustatory information has already been attained. In contrast, much less is known about the central neural circuits that process this information and induce behaviorally appropriate motor output...
February 21, 2018: Current Biology: CB
Sara Cajander, Gunlög Rasmussen, Elisabet Tina, Anders Magnuson, Bo Söderquist, Jan Källman, Kristoffer Strålin
OBJECTIVE: In the pathogenesis of sepsis, activation of both pro- and anti-inflammatory responses are key components, but knowledge is lacking on the association between bacterial etiology and development of dysregulated responses with sustained immunosuppression. The aim of this study was to evaluate how the immunosupression marker HLA-DR on monocytes (mHLA-DR) is associated with bacterial etiology and markers of inflammation during the clinical trajectory of bloodstream infection (BSI)...
2018: PloS One
Luis Leal, Venkat Talla, Thomas Källman, Magne Friberg, Christer Wiklund, Vlad Dincă, Roger Vila, Niclas Backström
In temperate latitudes, many insects enter diapause (dormancy) during the cold season, a period during which developmental processes come to a standstill. The wood white (Leptidea sinapis) is a butterfly species distributed across western Eurasia that shows photoperiod-induced diapause with variation in critical day-length across populations at different latitudes. We assembled transcriptomes and estimated gene expression levels at different developmental stages in experimentally induced directly developing and diapausing cohorts of a single Swedish population of L...
February 7, 2018: Molecular Ecology
Vivek Pandrangi, Daniel Mandel, Norman Gellada, Dionisio Mieses, Cindy Kallman, Karen Zaghiyan, Phillip Fleshner
Chronic pouchitis (CP) after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis is a significant clinical problem. Adipose tissues produce antiinflammatory cytokines and chemokines. We evaluated the association between abdominal visceral fat area (VFA) and CP. Patients with a preoperative CT evaluation were included. The diagnosis of CP was confirmed in all cases by endoscopy with afferent ileal limb intubation. Patients were allocated into groups of high VFA and low VFA. The study cohort of 52 patients had a median body mass index of 22 (range, 14-32)...
October 1, 2017: American Surgeon
Milana Kokosar, Anna Benrick, Alexander Perfilyev, Emma Nilsson, Thomas Källman, Claes Ohlsson, Charlotte Ling, Elisabet Stener-Victorin
A single bout of electroacupuncture results in muscle contractions and increased whole body glucose uptake in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Women with PCOS have transcriptional and epigenetic alterations in the adipose tissue and we hypothesized that electroacupuncture induces epigenetic and transcriptional changes to restore metabolic alterations. Twenty-one women with PCOS received a single bout of electroacupuncture, which increased the whole body glucose uptake. In subcutaneous adipose tissue biopsies, we identified treatment-induced expression changes of 2369 genes (Q < 0...
January 30, 2018: Scientific Reports
Fredrik Lindell, Bo Söderquist, Kristina Sundman, Lars Olaison, Jan Källman
Propionibacterium spp. are a rare cause of infective endocarditis (IE). The diagnosis is difficult because the bacteria are slow-growing and growth in blood cultures is often misinterpreted as contamination from the skin flora. The aim of this study was to describe all cases of Propionibacterium spp. endocarditis in the Swedish national registry of IE. The registry was searched for all cases of IE from 1995 to 2016 caused by Propionibacterium spp. Data concerning clinical characteristics, treatment, and outcome were registered...
January 29, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
N Nand, R Mittal, M Yadav, S Venu, A R Deshmukh
Kallman syndrome (KS) is a rare genetic disorder characterized clinically by failure to attain puberty or failure to fully complete it along with an absent or impaired sense of smell with absence of bilateral olfactory bulbi and sulci alongwith absent olfactory tracts. Only very few cases of Kallman syndrome have been reported in females in Indian population.
October 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
O B Akinola, M O Gabriel
Robust epidemiological, clinical and laboratory evidence supports emerging roles for the sex steroids in such domains as neurodevelopment, behaviour, learning and cognition. Regions of the mammalian brain that are involved in cognitive development and memory do not only express the classical nuclear androgen receptor, but also the non-genomic membrane receptor, which is a G protein-coupled receptor that mediates some rapid effects of the androgens on neurogenesis and synaptic plasticity. Under physiological conditions, hippocampal neurons do express the enzyme aromatase, and therefore actively aromatize testosterone to oestradiol...
December 11, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
Syed Z Imam, Zhen He, Elvis Cuevas, Hector Rosas-Hernandez, Susan M Lantz, Sumit Sarkar, James Raymick, Bonnie Robinson, Joseph P Hanig, David Herr, Denise MacMillan, Aaron Smith, Serguei Liachenko, Sherry Ferguson, James O'Callaghan, Diane Miller, Christopher Somps, Ingrid D Pardo, William Slikker, Jennifer B Pierson, Ruth Roberts, Binsheng Gong, Weida Tong, Michael Aschner, Mary J Kallman, David Calligaro, Merle G Paule
Neurotoxicity has been linked with exposure to a number of common drugs and chemicals, yet efficient, accurate, and minimally invasive methods to detect it are lacking. Fluid-based biomarkers such as those found in serum, plasma, urine, and cerebrospinal fluid have great potential due to the relative ease of sampling but at present, data on their expression and translation are lacking or inconsistent. In this pilot study using a trimethyl tin rat model of central nervous system toxicity, we have applied state-of-the-art assessment techniques to identify potential individual biomarkers and patterns of biomarkers in serum, plasma, urine or cerebral spinal fluid that may be indicative of nerve cell damage and degeneration...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
A Fioravanti, S Cheleschi, A De Palma, O Addimanda, L Mancarella, E Pignotti, L Pulsatelli, M Galeazzi, R Meliconi
PURPOSE: To evaluate serum levels of visfatin, resistin and adiponectin in patients with erosive (E) and non-erosive (NE) osteoarthritis (OA) of the hand (HOA) compared to normal controls (NC). METHODS: 94 outpatients with E HOA and NE HOA and 21 NC were enrolled. The radiological assessment of both hands was performed according to the Kellgren-Lawrence and Kallman score. Patients were divided into two subsets (lone HOA or generalized OA) based on clinically OA involvement of knee and hip...
November 5, 2017: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
Tomaz Büdefeld, Tanja Spanic, Milka Vrecl, Gregor Majdic
Female sexual behavior is a complex process regulated by multiple brain circuits and influenced by sex steroid hormones acting in the brain. Several regions in the hypothalamus have been implicated in the regulation of female sexual behavior although a complete circuitry involved in female sexual behavior is not understood. Fez family zinc finger 1 (Fezf1) gene is a brain specific gene that has been mostly studied in the context of olfactory development, although in a recent study, FEZF1 has been identified as one of the genes responsible for the development of Kallman syndrome...
January 2018: Hormones and Behavior
G P Loisel, J E Bailey, D A Liedahl, C J Fontes, T R Kallman, T Nagayama, S B Hansen, G A Rochau, R C Mancini, R W Lee
The interpretation of x-ray spectra emerging from x-ray binaries and active galactic nuclei accreted plasmas relies on complex physical models for radiation generation and transport in photoionized plasmas. These models have not been sufficiently experimentally validated. We have developed a highly reproducible benchmark experiment to study spectrum formation from a photoionized silicon plasma in a regime comparable to astrophysical plasmas. Ionization predictions are higher than inferred from measured absorption spectra...
August 18, 2017: Physical Review Letters
Bork A Berghoff, Torgny Karlsson, Thomas Källman, E Gerhart H Wagner, Manfred G Grabherr
BACKGROUND: Measuring how gene expression changes in the course of an experiment assesses how an organism responds on a molecular level. Sequencing of RNA molecules, and their subsequent quantification, aims to assess global gene expression changes on the RNA level (transcriptome). While advances in high-throughput RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq) technologies allow for inexpensive data generation, accurate post-processing and normalization across samples is required to eliminate any systematic noise introduced by the biochemical and/or technical processes...
2017: BioData Mining
Gunlög Rasmussen, Sara Cajander, Anders Bäckman, Jan Källman, Bo Söderquist, Kristoffer Strålin
To improve management of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB), better understanding of host-pathogen interactions is needed. In vitro studies have shown that S. aureus bacteria induce dose-dependent immunosuppression that is evidenced by reduced expression of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II on antigen presenting cells. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine whether expression of the MHC class II-related genes HLA-DRA and CD74 is more greatly reduced in complicated SAB, with its probable higher loads of S...
October 2017: Microbiology and Immunology
Anda R Gliga, Karin Edoff, Fanny Caputo, Thomas Källman, Hans Blom, Hanna L Karlsson, Lina Ghibelli, Enrico Traversa, Sandra Ceccatelli, Bengt Fadeel
Cerium oxide nanoparticles (nanoceria) display antioxidant properties and have shown cytoprotective effects both in vitro and in vivo. Here, we explored the effects of nanoceria on neural progenitor cells using the C17.2 murine cell line as a model. First, we assessed the effects of nanoceria versus samarium (Sm) doped nanoceria on cell viability in the presence of the prooxidant, DMNQ. Both particles were taken up by cells and nanoceria, but not Sm-doped nanoceria, elicited a temporary cytoprotective effect upon exposure to DMNQ...
August 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
S M G Goody, K E Cannon, M Liu, M J Kallman, J P Martinolle, L Mazelin-Winum, A Giarola, P Ardayfio, J A Moyer, G Teuns, T J Hudzik
Given the serious nature of suicidal ideation and behavior (SIB) and the possibility of treatment-emergent SIB, pharmaceutical companies are now applying more proactive approaches in clinical trials and are considering the value of nonclinical models to predict SIB. The current review summarizes nonclinical approaches to modeling three common risk factors associated with SIB: aggression, impulsivity, and anhedonia. For each risk factor, a general description, advantages and disadvantages, species considerations, nonclinical to clinical translation, and pharmacological validation with respect to treatments associated with SIB are summarized...
July 27, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
Kevin P Cole, Jennifer McClary Groh, Martin D Johnson, Christopher L Burcham, Bradley M Campbell, William D Diseroad, Michael R Heller, John R Howell, Neil J Kallman, Thomas M Koenig, Scott A May, Richard D Miller, David Mitchell, David P Myers, Steven S Myers, Joseph L Phillips, Christopher S Polster, Timothy D White, Jim Cashman, Declan Hurley, Robert Moylan, Paul Sheehan, Richard D Spencer, Kenneth Desmond, Paul Desmond, Olivia Gowran
Advances in drug potency and tailored therapeutics are promoting pharmaceutical manufacturing to transition from a traditional batch paradigm to more flexible continuous processing. Here we report the development of a multistep continuous-flow CGMP (current good manufacturing practices) process that produced 24 kilograms of prexasertib monolactate monohydrate suitable for use in human clinical trials. Eight continuous unit operations were conducted to produce the target at roughly 3 kilograms per day using small continuous reactors, extractors, evaporators, crystallizers, and filters in laboratory fume hoods...
June 16, 2017: Science
Tove Porseryd, Kristina Volkova, Nasim Reyhanian Caspillo, Thomas Källman, Patrik Dinnetz, Inger Porsh Hällström
The synthetic estrogen 17α-ethinylestradiol (EE2) is an endocrine disrupting compound of concern due to its persistence and widespread presence in the aquatic environment. Effects of developmental exposure to low concentrations of EE2 in fish on reproduction and behavior not only persisted to adulthood, but have also been observed to be transmitted to several generations of unexposed progeny. To investigate the possible biological mechanisms of the persistent anxiogenic phenotype, we exposed zebrafish embryos for 80 days post fertilization to 0, 3, and 10 ng/L EE2 (measured concentrations 2...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
Hans-Erik Källman, Rickard Holmberg, Jonas Andersson, Love Kull, Erik Tranéus, Anders Ahnesjö
PURPOSE: Radiation dose to patients undergoing examinations with Multislice Computed Tomography (MSCT) as well as Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is a matter of concern. Risk management could benefit from efficient replace rational dose calculation tools. The paper aims to verify MSCT dose calculations using a Treatment Planning System (TPS) for radiotherapy and to evaluate four different variations of bow-tie filter characterizations for the beam model used in the dose calculations...
November 2016: Medical Physics
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