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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323998/genes-outside-the-major-histocompatibility-complex-mhc-locus-are-linked-to-the-development-of-thyroid-autoantibodies-and-thyroiditis-in-nod-h2h4-mice
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Sandra M McLachlan, Sylvie Lesage, Roxanne Collin, Bianca Banuelos, Holly A Aliesky, Basil Rapoport
Thyroiditis and autoantibodies to thyroglobulin (TgAb) and thyroid peroxidase (TPOAb) develop spontaneously in NOD.H2h4 mice, a phenotype enhanced by dietary iodine. NOD.H2h4 mice were derived by introducing the Major Histocompatibility Class (MHC) molecule I-Ak from B10.A(4R) mice to non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice. Apart from I-Ak, the genes responsible for the NOD.H2h4 phenotype are unknown. Extending serendipitous observations from crossing BALB/c to NOD.H2h4 mice, thyroid autoimmunity was investigated in both genders of the F1, F2 and the second generation backcross of F1 to NOD...
January 17, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323932/active-surveillance-for-patients-with-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma-a-single-center-s-experience-in-korea
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Hyemi Kwon, Hye-Seon Oh, Mijin Kim, Suyeon Park, Min Ji Jeon, Won Gu Kim, Won Bae Kim, Young Kee Shong, Dong Eun Song, Jung Hwan Baek, Ki-Wook Chung, Tae Yong Kim
Context: Papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) usually has an excellent prognosis. Objective: To evaluate the 3-dimensional structures of PTMCs using serial neck ultrasonography (US) in patients under active surveillance. Design and Setting: A retrospective cohort study. Participants: In total, 192 patients diagnosed with PTMC under active surveillance for more than 1 year were included in a median 30-month follow-up...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323630/low-thyroid-hashimoto-s-disease-and-pregnancy
#3
Jeffrey Dach
No Abstract Available.
March 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323421/assessment-of-the-secondary-copper-reserves-of-nations
#4
Kyaw Nyunt Maung, Seiji Hashimoto, Mizuki Mizukami, Masataka Morozumi, Cherry Myo Lwin
The sustainable use of metals demands consideration not only of primary metals in the natural environment but also of secondary metals in society as alternative resources. This study applied our proposed classification framework of secondary resources to copper (1) to investigate the applicability of the framework and (2) to assess the secondary copper reserves and resources of selected countries. To estimate secondary copper reserves, we introduced the variable "secondary reserve ratio": the fraction of in-use copper stocks that is technically and economically recoverable...
March 21, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320195/combined-use-of-dopamine-transporter-imaging-dat-spect-and-123-i-metaiodobenzylguanidine-mibg-myocardial-scintigraphy-for-diagnosing-parkinson-s-disease
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Fumihito Yoshii, Masafuchi Ryo, Yasuhiko Baba, Takashi Koide, Jun Hashimoto
BACKGROUND: To examine whether combined use of (123)I-FP-CIT dopamine transporter single photon emission computed tomography (DAT-SPECT) and (123)I-MIBG myocardial scintigraphy (MIBG) is superior to either modality alone for diagnosing Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: Patients with probable PD (n=120) who underwent both DAT-SPECT and MIBG myocardial scintigraphy within short intervals were enrolled. Specific binding ratio (SBR) of DAT-SPECT images and heart-to-mediastinum (H/M) ratio of MIBG images were used as quantitative measures...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320064/hepatobiliary-and-pancreatic-hepatocellular-carcinoma-developed-with-angiomyolipoma
#6
T Miyata, Y Yamashita, T Yamao, N Umezaki, M Tsukamoto, Y Kitano, K Yamamura, K Arima, T Kaida, S Nakagawa, K Imai, D Hashimoto, A Chikamoto, T Ishiko, T Asato, Y Mikami, S Aishima, H Baba
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319573/vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-maturation-stage-and-ki-67-index-are-diagnostic-biomarkers-for-pathologic-grade-of-ovarian-teratoma
#7
Masako Hongo-Kohama, Atsushi Kurata, Hirotsugu Hashimoto, Koji Fujita, Hajime Horiuchi, Toshitaka Nagao, Masahiko Kuroda
Although immature teratoma of the ovary is a rare disease, its pathologic grading, especially between low-grade (grade 1) and high-grade (grade 2 or 3) immature teratomas, is important for optimal therapy and prognosis. This grading, however, is currently solely dependent on quantitation of neuroepithelial components as judged by subjective assessments. As we have recently successfully studied the maturation of vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) in other organs using an h-caldesmon to α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) ratio, we decided to use this ratio to investigate a potential link between teratoma grade and SMC maturation, in combination with Ki-67 index...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315909/a-concise-review-of-hashimoto-thyroiditis-ht-and-the-importance-of-iodine-selenium-vitamin-d-and-gluten-on-the-autoimmunity-and-dietary-management-of-ht-patients-points-that-need-more-investigation
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Michael I Liontiris, Elias E Mazokopakis
Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is a chronic autoimmune thyroid disease caused by an interaction between genetic factors and environmental conditions, both of which are yet to be fully understood. The management of HT depends on its clinical manifestations, commonly including diffuse or nodular goiter with euthyroidism, subclinical hypothyroidism and permanent hypothyroidism. However, in most cases of patients with HT, lifelong levothyroxine substitution is required. The additional role of diet for the management of HT is usually overlooked...
March 20, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315270/sigma-1-receptor-agonists-and-their-clinical-implications-in-neuropsychiatric-disorders
#9
Yakup Albayrak, Kenji Hashimoto
Accumulating evidence suggests that sigma-1 receptors play a role in the pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric diseases, as well as in the mechanisms of some selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Among the SSRIs, the order of affinity for sigma-1 receptors is as follows: fluvoxamine > sertraline > fluoxetine > escitalopram > citalopram > paroxetine. Some SSRIs (e.g., fluvoxamine, fluoxetine and escitalopram) and other drugs (donepezil , ifenprodil , dehydroepiandeterone (DHEA)) potentiate nerve-growth factor (NGF)-induced neurite outgrowth in PC12 cells, and these effects could be antagonized by the selective sigma-1 receptor antagonist NE-100...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314992/prognostic-impact-of-normalization-of-serum-tumor-markers-following-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-borderline-resectable-pancreatic-carcinoma-with-arterial-contact
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Yoshiaki Murakami, Kenichiro Uemura, Takeshi Sudo, Yasushi Hashimoto, Naru Kondo, Naoya Nakagawa, Kenjiro Okada, Shinya Takahashi, Taijiro Sueda
PURPOSE: The survival benefit of neoadjuvant therapy for patients with borderline resectable pancreatic carcinoma has been reported recently. However, prognostic factors for this strategy have not been clearly elucidated. The aim of this study was to clarify prognostic factors for patients with borderline resectable pancreatic carcinoma who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS: Medical records of 66 patients with pancreatic carcinoma with arterial contact who intended to undergo tumor resection following neoadjuvant chemotherapy were analyzed retrospectively...
March 17, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314975/erratum-to-effects-on-bone-metabolism-markers-and-arterial-stiffness-by-switching-to-rivaroxaban-from-warfarin-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Sayaka Namba, Minako Yamaoka-Tojo, Ryota Kakizaki, Teruyoshi Nemoto, Kazuhiro Fujiyoshi, Takehiro Hashikata, Lisa Kitasato, Takuya Hashimoto, Ryo Kameda, Kentaro Meguro, Takao Shimohama, Taiki Tojo, Junya Ako
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 17, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314299/adjuvant-chemotherapy-with-s-1-plus-cisplatin-for-patients-with-stage-iii-gastric-cancer-after-curative-resection
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Kazuhito Mita, Hideto Ito, Emi Ota, Koudai Takahashi, Masatoshi Hashimoto, Hideki Asakawa, Takashi Hayashi, Keiichi Fujino
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of S-1 plus low-dose cisplatin for stage IIIB and stage IIIC gastric cancer patients after D2 gastrectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study group comprised of 52 patients. In the first cycle, S-1 (80 mg/m(2)) was administered daily for 3 weeks, followed by 2 weeks of rest; low-dose cisplatin (10 mg) was administered on days 1-5 and 8-12. In the second and third cycles, S-1 was administered alone...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304041/hydrogen-bridged-bis-silylene-complexes-of-ruthenium-and-iron-synthesis-structures-and-multi-centre-bonding-interactions-at-the-m-si-h-si-four-membered-ring
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Hisako Hashimoto, Katsuto Komura, Takatoshi Ishizaki, Yuto Odagiri, Hiromi Tobita
Hydrogen-bridged bis(silylene) complexes of ruthenium and iron were synthesized as the first examples of this type containing Group 8 metals and their rare four-membered ring structures and multi-center bonding interactions at the M-Si-H-Si moiety were clarified by NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography and theoretical calculations.
March 17, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304016/tubular-nitrogen-doped-tio2-samples-with-efficient-photocatalytic-properties-based-on-long-lived-charge-separation-under-visible-light-irradiation-synthesis-characterization-and-reactivity
#14
Yoshikazu Hirose, Atsushi Itadani, Takahiro Ohkubo, Hideki Hashimoto, Jun Takada, Shigeharu Kittaka, Yasushige Kuroda
A nitrogen-doped TiO2 sample was prepared at 413 K by direct hydrothermal treatment of titanium isopropoxide in an aqueous solution of NH3. This new material has a large specific surface area of ca. 220 m(2) g(-1) because of its tubular structure and it exhibits a prominent absorption feature in the region between 400 and 650 nm. It responds strongly to light in the visible region, which is key to its potential performance as a photocatalyst that may improve the efficiency for utilization of solar energy. Actually, this sample exhibits very efficient activity in the decomposition of CH3COOH under visible light among the samples prepared...
March 17, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302947/in-vivo-bioactivity-of-porous-polyetheretherketone-with-a-foamed-surface
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Ayato Hieda, Naoya Uemura, Yoshiya Hashimoto, Isumi Toda, Shunsuke Baba
The in vivo bioactivity of porous polyetheretherketone (PEEK) with a foamed surface was evaluated using rabbit femoral bone. Cylindrical porous PEEK scaffolds, with pore diameter of 550 μm and porosity of 70%, were first prepared and immersed in 98% sulfuric acid, and then washed and immersed in 3 M potassium carbonate solution used as a foaming reagent. Numerous open pores of various sizes, as well as new functional groups, were visualized on the treated PEEK surface by scanning electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, respectively...
March 8, 2017: Dental Materials Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302917/hif1%C3%AE-in-aortic-aneurysms-and-beyond
#16
Tomoki Hashimoto, Victor Rizzo
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a permanent expansion of the vessel wall with a high prevalence in those 65 years of age and older. Aneurysms are prone to dissection and rupture that carry a mortality rate of over 85%. Currently, surgical repair is the only option to treat this disease. The need to intervene prior to these events has set off a flurry of basic studies in an effort to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms that govern AAA formation, progression and rupture. In the present study, the role of myeloid cells in contributing to AAA development has been confirmed...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301088/survival-benefit-of-intravenous-and-intraperitoneal-paclitaxel-with-s-1-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-patients-with-peritoneal-metastasis-a-retrospective-study-in-a-single-institution
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Sohei Satoi, Hiroaki Yanagimoto, Tomohisa Yamamoto, Satoshi Hirooka, So Yamaki, Hisashi Kosaka, Kentaro Inoue, Yuki Hashimoto, Yoichi Matsui, Masanori Kon
PURPOSE: We evaluated the clinical efficacy of intravenous (i.v.) and intraperitoneal (i.p.) paclitaxel (PTX) combined with S-1 in patients with chemotherapy-naïve pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) with peritoneal metastasis. METHODS: Forty-nine patients were diagnosed with peritoneal metastasis during 2007-2014; 29 received gemcitabine or S-1 based chemo(radio)therapy from 2007-11 (control group), and the remaining 20 received i.v. (50 mg/m(2) ) and i.p...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300598/palladium-and-platinum-nanoparticles-activate-ahr-and-nrf2-in-human-keratinocytes-implications-in-vitiligo-therapy
#18
Gaku Tsuji, Akiko Hashimoto-Hachiya, Masaki Takemura, Takaaki Kanemaru, Masamitsu Ichihashi, Masutaka Furue
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 11, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300573/concomitant-expression-of-ezrin-and-her2-predicts-distant-metastasis-and-poor-prognosis-of-patients-with-salivary-gland-carcinomas
#19
Kazuki Hashimoto, Ryuichi Hayashi, Takashi Mukaigawa, Manabu Yamazaki, Satoshi Fujii
Salivary gland carcinomas (SGCs) exhibit heterogeneous biological behaviors, including the formation of distant metastases, which is a critical event associated with poor prognosis. Ezrin, which is a member of the ezrin-radixin-moesin family of plasma membrane-cytoskeleton linker proteins, may provide a marker for metastasis and poor survival of patients with cancer. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between ezrin expression and the expression of HER2, p53, and Ki-67 as well as clinicopathological factors in SGCs...
March 11, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300505/mid-infrared-spectroscopic-analysis-of-saccharides-in-aqueous-solutions-with-sodium-chloride
#20
Mikihito Kanou, Takaharu Kameoka, Ken-Ichiro Suehara, Atsushi Hashimoto
The infrared spectral characteristics of three different types of disaccharides (trehalose, maltose, and sucrose) and four different types of monosaccharides (glucose, mannose, galactose, and fructose) in aqueous solutions with sodium chloride (NaCl) were determined. The infrared spectra were obtained using the FT-IR/ATR method and the absorption intensities respected the interaction between the saccharide and water with NaCl were determined. This study also focused on not only the glycosidic linkage position and the constituent monosaccharides, but also the concentration of the saccharides and NaCl and found that they have a significant influence on the infrared spectroscopic characterization of the disaccharides in an aqueous solution with NaCl...
April 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
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