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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331263/glial-scars-are-permeable-to-the-neurotoxic-environment-of-chronic-stroke-infarcts
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Jacob C Zbesko, Thuy-Vi V Nguyen, Tao Yang, Jennifer Beischel Frye, Omar Hussain, Megan Hayes, Amanda Chung, W Anthony Day, Kristina Stepanovic, Maj Krumberger, Justine Mona, Frank M Longo, Kristian P Doyle
Following stroke, the damaged tissue undergoes liquefactive necrosis, a stage of infarct resolution that lasts for months, although the exact length of time is currently unknown. One method of repair involves reactive astrocytes and microglia forming a glial scar to compartmentalize the area of liquefactive necrosis from the rest of the brain. The formation of the glial scar is a critical component of the healing response to stroke, as well as other central nervous system (CNS) injuries. The goal of this study was to evaluate the toxicity of the extracellular fluid present in areas of liquefactive necrosis and determine how effectively it is segregated from the remainder of the brain...
January 10, 2018: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321391/-prothymosin%C3%AE-as-a-neuroprotective-damps-alarmins-molecule
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Hiroshi Ueda, Shiori Maeda
Prothymosin alpha (ProTα) has been identified as an anti-necrotic factor from the conditioned medium of primary cultured of rat cortical neurons under the serum-free starving condition. ProTα is released in a non-vesicular manner from neurons or astrocytes by the help of cargo protein S100A13. Thus released ProTα is found to have robustness roles in the brain under the condition of neuronal necrosis or apoptosis. ProTα inhibits necrosis by plasma membrane-translocation of glucose transporters endocytosed by ischemia/starving stress, through an activation of unidentified G protein-coupled receptor and protein kinase Cβ...
2018: Nihon Yakurigaku Zasshi. Folia Pharmacologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312606/induction-of-renal-artery-hyperresponsiveness-by-alpha1-adrenoceptor-in-hepatorenal-syndrome
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Xiaogang Zhang, Xinsen Xu, Yina Jiang, Jianyu He, Wenjing Wang, Wei Li, Xufeng Zhang, Yi Lv
Objective: To investigate the potential role of alpha1-adrenoceptor (α1-AR) in the pathogenesis of hepatorenal syndrome. Methods: Hepatorenal syndrome was induced in male rats by intraperitoneal injection of D-galactosamine and orally treatment with α1-AR antagonist tamsulosin. Hyperresponsiveness of the renal artery contraction was evaluated by the laser-Doppler flowmetry and multimyograph system, while renal blood flow (cortical and medullary perfusion) was simultaneously measured...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302904/acute-kidney-injury-in-pregnancy-with-special-reference-to-pregnancy-specific-disorders-a-hospital-based-study-2014-2016
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Jai Prakash, Vivek C Ganiger, Suraj Prakash, Mohammad Iqbal, Deba Prasad Kar, Usha Singh, Ashish Verma
INTRODUCTION: There are numerous reports in the literature describing acute kidney injury in pregnancy (P-AKI) due to various obstetric complications. However, there is a dearth of studies on AKI related to pregnancy-specific disorders from India. We aimed to analyze clinical features and outcome of P-AKI related to pregnancy-specific disorders compared to total pregnancy, in India. METHOD: All pregnant women attending the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from November 2014 to July 2016 were screened for AKI based on: (1) sudden elevation of serum creatinine ≥ 1 mg/dl; (2) oligoanuria for > 12 h; and (3) need for dialysis...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302217/caffeic-acid-phenethyl-ester-protects-against-photothrombotic-cortical-ischemic-injury-in-mice
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Sun Ae Hwang, Chi Dae Kim, Won Suk Lee
In this study, we aimed to investigate the neuroprotective effects of caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), an active component of propolis purified from honeybee hives, on photothrombotic cortical ischemic injury in mice. Permanent focal ischemia was achieved in the medial frontal and somatosensory cortices of anesthetized male C57BL/6 mice by irradiation of the skull with cold light laser in combination with systemic administration of rose bengal. The animals were treated with CAPE (0.5-5 mg/kg, i.p.) twice 1 and 6 h after ischemic insult...
January 2018: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283337/oncocytic-adreno-cortical-tumors-pathological-features-of-16-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Yesim Ertan, Asuman Argon, Murat Özdemir, Banu Pınar Sarer Yürekli, Zafer Dökümcü, Özer Makay
Oncocytic neoplasms of the adrenal gland are extremely rare tumors. These tumors differ from their nononcocytic counterparts in some respects. The aim of this study was to review and discuss the clinical, histological, and immunohistochemical features of as well as the prognosis for these rare tumors. In total, 16 cases diagnosed as adrenocortical oncocytic neoplasms between January 2011 and December 2016 were included in the study. The demographic data, gross characteristics, histological data, and immunohistochemical data (Chromogranin-A, Synaptophysin, α-Inhibin, Melan-A, Ki67, PHH3) were reevaluated...
2017: Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273508/prevalence-quantification-and-isolation-of-pathogenic-shiga-toxin-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-along-the-production-and-supply-chain-of-pork-around-hubei-province-of-china
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Sher Bahadar Khan, Geng Zou, Ran Xiao, Yuting Cheng, Zia Ur Rehman, Sher Ali, Atta Muhammad Memon, Shah Fahad, Irshad Ahmad, Rui Zhou
Shiga toxin Escherichia coli (STEC) O157:H7 is an important zoonotic food borne pathogen causing gastroenteritis that may lead to life threatening hemorragic colitis (HC) and hemorrhagic uremic syndrome (HUS). 325 meat and tissue samples were tested for enumeration of O157:H7 strains using most probable number (MPN)-PCR targeting their specific genes flicH7 and rfbO157 followed by isolation, sereotyping and pathogenicity testing. The overall prevalence of O157:H7 was 41.3% (134/325) along the production and supply chain of pork (PSCP), being higher in supply chain (59%, 118/200) as compared to pig farms (12...
December 19, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258757/involvement-of-brain-gut-axis-in-treatment-of-cerebral-infarction-by-%C3%AE-asaron-and-paeonol
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Xiaogang He, Qiufang Cai, Jianxiang Li, Weifeng Guo
Cerebral infarction (CI) causes severe brain damage with high incidence. This study aimed to investigate the involvement of brain-gut axis in the treatment of CI by combined administration of β-asaron and paeonol. Rat middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) model was established, the interleukin-1beta (IL-1β) and tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) in the rat peripheral blood were determined by ELISA assay, and brain tissue damage was evaluated by TUNNEL assay. The correlation of cholecystokinin (CCK) and nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-κB) signaling components between intestinal mucosa and prefrontal cortex of MCAO rats treated with β-asaron and paeonol were analyzed by quantitative RT-PCR and western blotting...
December 16, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247448/itraq-based-quantitative-proteomics-reveals-the-new-evidence-base-for-traumatic-brain-injury-treated-with-targeted-temperature-management
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Shi-Xiang Cheng, Zhong-Wei Xu, Tai-Long Yi, Hong-Tao Sun, Cheng Yang, Ze-Qi Yu, Xiao-Sa Yang, Xiao-Han Jin, Yue Tu, Sai Zhang
This study aimed to investigate the effects of targeted temperature management (TTM) modulation on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the involved mechanisms using quantitative proteomics technology. SH-SY5Y and HT-22 cells were subjected to moderate stretch injury using the cell injury controller (CIC), followed by incubation at TTM (mild hypothermia, 32°C), or normothermia (37°C). The real-time morphological changes, cell cycle phase distribution, death, and cell viability were evaluated. Moderate TBI was produced by the controlled cortical impactor (CCI), and the effects of TTM on the neurological damage, neurodegeneration, cerebrovascular histopathology, and behavioral outcome were determined in vivo...
December 15, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245317/bone-marrow-necrosis-secondary-to-metastatic-adenocarcinoma-revealed-by-18f-fdg-pet-ct-a-clinical-case-report
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Ping Dong, Rong Tian, Lin Li, Minggang Su
RATIONALE: Bone marrow necrosis (BMN) is a rare malignancy-associated hematologic disorder characterized by necrosis of myeloid and stromal marrow elements with preservation of cortical bone. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 43-year-old female complaining of dizziness and vaginal bleeding for more than 2 months was presented to our department. DIAGNOSIS: Due to the laboratory test results, radiographic findings, especially F-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) which revealed that bone marrow was characterized by diffuse F-FDG uptake with extensive central photopenia, and pathologic results, she was diagnosed with metastatic adenocarcinoma accompanied with BMN...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238437/persistent-primary-aldosteronism-despite-iatrogenic-adrenal-hemorrhage-after-adrenal-vein-sampling
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Keisuke Okamura, Tetsu Okuda, Kazuyuki Shirai, Ichiro Abe, Kunihisa Kobayashi, Tatsu Ishii, Seiji Haraoka, Hidenori Urata
Before surgery for primary aldosteronism (PA), localization is evaluated with adrenal vein sampling (AVS). A 56-year-old Japanese woman had a right adrenal mass, hypokalemia, and a high aldosterone/renin ratio. Stress tests confirmed the diagnosis of PA. Subsequently, preoperative AVS was performed and right adrenal hemorrhage (AH) occurred unexpectedly. Because hypertension persisted, laparoscopic right adrenalectomy was performed. Postoperatively, the blood pressure was normalized. Pathological examination revealed an adrenal cortical adenoma largely unaffected by necrosis and hemorrhage...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226095/atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-due-to-complement-factor-i-mutation
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Abdullah H Almalki, Laila F Sadagah, Mohammed Qureshi, Hatim Maghrabi, Abdulrahman Algain, Ahmed Alsaeed
Atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare disease of complement dysregulation leading to thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA). Renal involvement and progression to end-stage renal disease are common in untreated patients. We report a 52-year-old female patient who presented with severe acute kidney injury, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, and thrombocytopenia. She was managed with steroid, plasma exchange, and dialysis. Kidney biopsy shows TMA and renal cortical necrosis. Genetic analysis reveals heterozygous complement factor I (CFI) mutation...
November 6, 2017: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222622/toll-like-receptor-4-knockdown-attenuates-brain-damage-and-neuroinflammation-after-traumatic-brain-injury-via-inhibiting-neuronal-autophagy-and-astrocyte-activation
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Hongsheng Jiang, Yanzhou Wang, Xin Liang, Xiaofeng Xing, Xiuzhen Xu, Caifeng Zhou
Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) has been linked to various pathophysiological conditions, such as traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is reported that posttraumatic neuroinflammation is an essential event in the progression of brain injury after TBI. Recent evidences indicate that TLR4 mediates glial phagocytic activity and inflammatory cytokines production. Thus, TLR4 may be an important therapeutic target for neuroinflammatory injury post-TBI. This study was designed to explore potential effects and underlying mechanisms of TLR4 in rats suffered from TBI...
December 8, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221142/d-4f-increases-microrna-124a-and-reduces-neuroinflammation-in-diabetic-stroke-rats
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Ruizhuo Ning, Poornima Venkat, Michael Chopp, Alex Zacharek, Tao Yan, Xu Cui, Don Seyfried, Jieli Chen
D-4F is an apolipoprotein-A1 mimetic peptide that promotes anti-inflammatory effects. MicroRNA-124 is the most abundant brain-specific microRNA and has anti-inflammatory effects. In this study, we investigated the therapeutic efficacy and mechanisms of D-4F treatment of stroke in type one diabetes mellitus (T1DM) rats. Male Wistar rats were induced with T1DM, subjected to embolic middle cerebral artery occlusion and treated with PBS or D-4F (1 mg/kg i.p.) at 2, 24 and 48 hours after stroke (n=8/group). A battery of function tests, brain blood barrier (BBB) integrity, white matter changes and microRNA expression were evaluated in vivo and in vitro...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221132/neuroprotection-of-botch-in-experimental-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-rats
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Binbin Mei, Haiying Li, Juehua Zhu, Junjie Yang, Ziying Yang, Zunjia Wen, Xiang Li, Haitao Shen, Meifen Shen, Gang Chen
Notch1 maturation participates in apoptosis and inflammation following intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). It has been reported that Botch bound to and blocked Notch1 maturation. Here we estimated the role of Botch in ICH-induced secondary brain injury and underlying mechanisms. Experimental ICH model was induced by autologous arterial blood injection in Sprague-Dawley rats, and cultured primary rat cortical neurons were exposed to oxyhemoglobin to mimic ICH in vitro. Specific small interfering RNAs and expression plasmids encoding wild type Botch and Botch with Glu115Ala mutation were exploited...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202856/sulfosuccinimidyl-oleate-sodium-is-neuroprotective-and-alleviates-stroke-induced-neuroinflammation
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Hiramani Dhungana, Mikko T Huuskonen, Merja Jaronen, Sighild Lemarchant, Humair Ali, Velta Keksa-Goldsteine, Gundars Goldsteins, Katja M Kanninen, Jari Koistinaho, Tarja Malm
BACKGROUND: Ischemic stroke is one of the main causes of death and disability worldwide. It is caused by the cessation of cerebral blood flow resulting in the insufficient delivery of glucose and oxygen to the neural tissue. The inflammatory response initiated by ischemic stroke in order to restore tissue homeostasis in the acute phase of stroke contributes to delayed brain damage. METHODS: By using in vitro models of neuroinflammation and in vivo model of permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion, we demonstrate the neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects of sulfosuccinimidyl oleate sodium (SSO)...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197870/detection-of-acute-tubular-necrosis-using-blood-oxygenation-level-dependent-bold-mri
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Frederic Bauer, Jan Wald, Felix Jan Bauer, Lisa Maria Dahlkamp, Felix S Seibert, Nikolaos Pagonas, Egbert Gedat, Nina Babel, Walter Zidek, Christian von Bodman, Joachim Noldus, Dieter Liermann, Timm H Westhoff
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To date, there is no imaging technique to assess tubular function in vivo. Blood oxygen level-dependent magnetic resonance imaging (BOLD MRI) measures tissue oxygenation based on the transverse relaxation rate (R2*). The present study investigates whether BOLD MRI can assess tubular function using a tubule-specific pharmacological maneuver. METHODS: Cross sectional study with 28 participants including 9 subjects with ATN-induced acute kidney injury (AKI), 9 healthy controls, and 10 subjects with nephron sparing tumor resection (NSS) with clamping of the renal artery serving as a model of ischemia/reperfusion (I/R)-induced subclinical ATN (median clamping time 15 min, no significant decrease of eGFR, p=0...
December 4, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194699/ultrasonographic-findings-of-1385-adrenal-masses-a-retrospective-study-of-1319-benign-and-66-malignant-masses
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Xia Gong, Yifei Yu, Weiwei Zhan
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the features of adrenal masses on ultrasonography and correlate the findings with the pathologic diagnoses to help distinguish benign from malignant adrenal lesions. METHODS: Ultrasonography was performed in 1363 patients with adrenal lesions. The following ultrasonographic parameters were recorded: size, shape, margin, echogenicity, echo texture, cystic necrosis, calcifications, and blood supply. The sensitivity and specificity of aggressive features for predicting malignancy were calculated...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181034/fgf2-attenuates-neural-cell-death-via-suppressing-autophagy-after-rat-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Chonghui Tang, Yudong Shan, Yilan Hu, Zhanjian Fang, Yun Tong, Mengdan Chen, Xiaojie Wei, Xiaojun Fu, Xinlong Xu
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can lead to physical and cognitive deficits, which are caused by the secondary injury process. Effective pharmacotherapies for TBI patients are still lacking. Fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF2) is an important neurotrophic factor that can stimulate neurogenesis and angiogenesis and has been shown to have neuroprotective effects after brain insults. Previous studies indicated that FGF2's neuroprotective effects might be related to its function of regulating autophagy. The present study investigated FGF2's beneficial effects in the early stage of rat mild TBI and the underlying mechanisms...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153862/tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-in-sleep-regulation
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Matthew D Rockstrom, Liangyu Chen, Ping Taishi, Joseph T Nguyen, Cody M Gibbons, Sigrid C Veasey, James M Krueger
This review details tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF) biology and its role in sleep, and describes how TNF medications influence sleep/wake activity. Substantial evidence from healthy young animals indicates acute enhancement or inhibition of endogenous brain TNF respectively promotes and inhibits sleep. In contrast, the role of TNF in sleep in most human studies involves pathological conditions associated with chronic elevations of systemic TNF and disrupted sleep. Normalization of TNF levels in such patients improves sleep...
November 16, 2017: Sleep Medicine Reviews
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