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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785891/performance-and-carcass-characteristics-of-steers-fed-with-two-levels-of-metabolizable-energy-intake-during-summer-and-winter-season
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R A Arias, J P Keim, M Gandarillas, A Velásquez, C Alvarado-Gilis, T L Mader
Climate change is producing an increase on extreme weather events around the world such as flooding, drought and extreme ambient temperatures impacting animal production and animal welfare. At present, there is a lack of studies addressing the effects of climatic conditions associated with energy intake in finishing cattle in South American feed yards. Therefore, two experiments were conducted to assess the effects of environmental variables and level of metabolizable energy intake above maintenance requirements (MEI) on performance and carcass quality of steers...
May 22, 2018: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785132/influence-of-fto-rs9939609-polymorphism-on-appetite-ghrelin-leptin-il6-tnf%C3%AE-levels-and-food-intake-of-women-with-morbid-obesity
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Fernanda Cristina Carvalho Mattos Magno, Helena Chrispim Guaraná, Ana Carolina Proença Fonseca, Giselda Maria Kalil Cabello, João Régis Ivar Carneiro, Aline Pereira Pedrosa, Ana Carolina Ximenes, Eliane Lopes Rosado
Background: The fat mass and obesity-related ( FTO ) gene has a strong relationship with obesity, extreme obesity and inflammatory state, and may also be associated with food intake regulation. Objective: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the influence of the rs9939609 single-nucleotide polymorphism of the FTO gene on appetite, ghrelin, leptin, interleukin 6 (IL6), tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα) levels and food intake of morbidly obese women. Materials and methods: The study comprised 70 women, aged between 20 and 48 years, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...
2018: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783956/extremely-low-frequency-electromagnetic-field-exposure-and-restraint-stress-induce-changes-on-the-brain-lipid-profile-of-wistar-rats
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Jesús Martínez-Sámano, Alan Flores-Poblano, Leticia Verdugo-Díaz, Marco Antonio Juárez-Oropeza, Patricia V Torres-Durán
BACKGROUND: Exposure to electromagnetic fields can affect human health, damaging tissues and cell homeostasis. Stress modulates neuronal responses and composition of brain lipids. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of chronic extremely low frequency electromagnetic field (ELF-EMF) exposure, restraint stress (RS) or both (RS + ELF-EMF) on lipid profile and lipid peroxidation in Wistar rat brain. METHODS: Twenty-four young male Wistar rats were allocated into four groups: control, RS, ELF-EMF exposure, and RS + ELF-EMF for 21 days...
May 21, 2018: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783691/old-and-young-actors-playing-novel-roles-in-the-drama-of-multiple-myeloma-bone-marrow-microenvironment-dependent-drug-resistance
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Sabrina Manni, Marilena Carrino, Gianpietro Semenzato, Francesco Piazza
Multiple myeloma (MM) is the second most frequent hematologic cancer. In addition to the deleterious effects of neoplastic plasma cell growth and spreading during the disease evolution, this tumor is characterized by the serious pathological consequences due to the massive secretion of monoclonal immunoglobulins and by the derangement of bone physiology with progressive weakening of the skeleton. Despite significant progresses having been made in the last two decades in the therapeutic management of this plasma cell tumor, MM remains invariably lethal, due to its extremely complex genetic architecture and to the constant protection it receives from the tumor niche, which is represented by the bone marrow microenvironment...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783136/occurrence-and-estrogenic-activity-of-steroid-hormones-in-chinese-streams-a-nationwide-study-based-on-a-combination-of-chemical-and-biological-tools
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Bo Yao, Rui Li, Shuwen Yan, Shen-An Chan, Weihua Song
Steroid hormones (SHs) are continuously released into the aquatic environment through various pathways after being excreted by humans and animals, interfere with the normal function of the endocrine system and may affect the physiology and reproduction of exposed aquatic life. To conduct a nationwide investigation of the occurrence and biological effects of SHs in surface river/steam water in China, we quantitated 27 selected SHs in 217 surface water samples by solid-phase extraction (SPE) tandem LC-MS/MS and used a recombinant yeast estrogen assay to screen extracts of the water samples for estrogenic activities...
May 18, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781293/mindfulness-based-group-therapy-impact-on-psychiatrically-hospitalized-adolescents
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Deanna P Sams, Elizabeth D Handley, Linda J Alpert-Gillis
The practice of mindfulness has long been incorporated into psychotherapy. Research on the therapeutic benefits of mindfulness exists within adult populations, and emerging empirical evidence demonstrates the benefit of such practices in the treatment of adolescents in both clinical and non-clinical settings. However, there are extremely limited data on the practice of mindfulness with adolescents in a psychiatric hospital. The iMatter ( Improve Mindful ATTention, Enhance Relaxation) group is a manualized program developed to provide adolescents on a short-term psychiatric inpatient unit with an opportunity to learn and practice relaxation strategies, mindfulness exercises, and simple yoga poses...
May 1, 2018: Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780726/operative-techniques-for-improving-surgical-exposure-in-basic-cardiac-surgery
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Dawn S Hui, Jason M Lizalek, Vikram S Chawa, Richard Lee
Operative exposure is key to ensuring surgical efficiency and patient safety in cardiac surgery. As the population ages and the prevalence of obesity increases, cardiac surgeons will be challenged to consider obese patient physiology and body habitus, surgical exposure and sternotomy closure techniques, and postoperative medical management to ensure optimal outcomes. In this article, we describe techniques to improve operative exposure in both obese and non-obese patients undergoing basic cardiac surgery and highlight the roles of surgical team members to ensure patient safety and provide optimal anesthetic management...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779477/exposure-of-aggregation-prone-segments-is-the-requirement-for-amyloid-fibril-formation
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Shreya Pramanik, Basir Ahmad
Arranging into well-organized fibrillar aggregate, commonly known as amyloid fibril is an inherent property of any polypeptide chain. Amyloid fibrils are associated with a number of severe human pathologies like the Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, type2 diabetes and many more. Recent studies suggest that most of the fibrils are inert and extremely stable, thus could be used for the bio-nanotechnological applications. As the native state is protected by evolution from aggregation under physiological condition, understanding the structure of aggregation precursor state (APS) will be of extreme importance to decode mechanism of its formation and prevention...
May 20, 2018: Current Protein & Peptide Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778656/laxity-and-contact-forces-of-total-knee-designed-for-anatomic-motion-a-cadaveric-study
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Gaia Salvadore, Patrick A Meere, Matthias A Verstraete, Jan Victor, Peter S Walker
BACKGROUND: Total knee designs that attempt to reproduce more physiological knee kinematics are gaining attention given their possible improvement in functional outcomes. This study examined if a total knee designed for anatomic motion, where the soft tissue balancing was intended to replicate anatomical tibiofemoral contact forces, can more closely reproduce the laxity of the native knee. METHODS: In an ex-vivo setting, the laxity envelope of the knees from nine lower extremity specimens was measured using a rig that reproduced surgical conditions...
May 16, 2018: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778215/anaerobic-bacterial-response-to-nitrosative-stress
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Jeffrey A Cole
This chapter provides an overview of current knowledge of how anaerobic bacteria protect themselves against nitrosative stress. Nitric oxide (NO) is the primary source of this stress. Aerobically its removal is an oxidative process, whereas reduction is required anaerobically. Mechanisms required to protect aerobic and anaerobic bacteria are therefore different. Several themes recur in the review. First, how gene expression is regulated often provides clues to the physiological function of the gene products...
2018: Advances in Microbial Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778087/midwifery-management-of-pregnant-women-who-are-obese
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Margi Reither, Elaine Germano, Michele DeGrazia
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is associated with increased risks for adverse health outcomes during and after pregnancy in both the woman with obesity and her infant. This study was designed to investigate midwifery management of pregnant women with obesity. METHODS: Certified midwives and certified nurse-midwives who were members of the American College of Nurse-Midwives were sent a survey. The survey instrument was divided into 4 sections: demographic characteristics; practice guidelines and protocols; the role of the 2015 Levels of Maternal Care guidelines for referral, including transfer to a higher level of care; and factors that influence management of pregnant women with obesity...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777839/-mesenteric-steal-physiology-as-a-cause-of-claudication-and-chronic-mesenteric-ischemia
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Aleem K Mirza, J Michael Bacharach
Aortoiliac occlusive disease (AOID) results in varying degrees of pelvic and lower extremity arterial insufficiency. Treatment approach has evolved and endovascular therapies are being successfully reported for high-grade lesion. However, Trans Atlantic Inter-Society Consensus (TASC) D often necessitates open revascularization. Disease limited to the infrarenal segment does not typically affect intestinal perfusion in the absence of visceral aortic or mesenteric vessel involvement. Chronic mesenteric ischemia most commonly occurs due to atherosclerotic disease of two or three of the mesenteric vessels...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771143/cell-envelope-lipids-in-the-pathophysiology-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Parul Singh, Nagender Rao Rameshwaram, Sudip Ghosh, Sangita Mukhopadhyay
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an intracellular bacterium that persists and replicates inside macrophages. The bacterium possesses an unusual lipid-rich cell envelope that provides a hydrophobic impermeable barrier against many environmental stressors and allows it to survive extremely hostile intracellular surroundings. Since the lipid-rich envelope is crucial for M. tuberculosis virulence, the components of the cell wall lipid biogenesis pathways constitute an attractive target for the development of vaccines and antimycobacterial chemotherapeutics...
May 17, 2018: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769190/pneumoperitoneum-in-a-neonate-weighing-less-than-500-g-what-do-we-really-know-about-it
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Audrienne Sammut, Miguel Soares Oliveira, Claire Jackson, Cristine Sortica da Costa
Pneumoperitoneum in preterm infants is a surgical emergency as it is usually indicative of intestinal perforation. Rare cases of idiopathic pneumoperitoneum have been described in the literature, the underlying causes and pathophysiology of which remain uncertain. We present a case of pneumoperitoneum in an extremely preterm infant with severe growth restriction. This occurred while she was receiving high frequency oscillatory ventilation. She had respiratory distress syndrome with pulmonary interstitial emphysema...
May 16, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767812/tolerance-of-subzero-winter-cold-in-kudzu-pueraria-montana-var-lobata
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Heather A Coiner, Katharine Hayhoe, Lewis H Ziska, Jeff Van Dorn, Rowan F Sage
The use of species distribution as a climate proxy for ecological forecasting is thought to be acceptable for invasive species. Kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata) is an important invasive whose northern distribution appears to be limited by winter survival; however, kudzu's cold tolerance thresholds are uncertain. Here, we used biogeographic evidence to hypothesize that exposure to - 20 °C is lethal for kudzu and thus determines its northern distribution limit. We evaluated this hypothesis using survival tests and electrolyte leakage to determine relative conductivity, a measure of cell damage, on 14 populations from eastern North America...
May 16, 2018: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767727/effects-of-long-term-intake-of-a-yogurt-fermented-with-lactobacillus-delbrueckii-subsp-bulgaricus-2038-and-streptococcus-thermophilus-1131-on-mice
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Yuki Usui, Yasumasa Kimura, Takeshi Satoh, Naoki Takemura, Yasuo Ouchi, Hiroko Ohmiya, Kyosuke Kobayashi, Hiromi Suzuki, Satomi Koyama, Satoko Hagiwara, Hirotoshi Tanaka, Seiya Imoto, Gérard Eberl, Yukio Asami, Kosuke Fujimoto, Satoshi Uematsu
The gut is an extremely complicated ecosystem where microorganisms, nutrients and host cells interact vigorously. Although the function of the intestine and its barrier system weakens with age, some probiotics can potentially prevent age-related intestinal dysfunction. Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus 2038 and Streptococcus thermophilus 1131, which are the constituents of LB81 yogurt, are representative probiotics. However, it is unclear whether their long-term intake has a beneficial influence on systemic function...
May 15, 2018: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764569/-combined-effect-of-gestational-age-and-birth-weight-on-metabolites-related-to-inherited-metabolic-diseases-in-neonates
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Fang Yi, Ling Wang, Mei Wang, Xue-Lian Yuan, Hua-Jing Wan, Jia-Yuan Li
OBJECTIVE: To study the combined effect of gestational age and birth weight on metabolites related to inherited metabolic diseases (IMD). METHODS: A total of 3 381 samples ruled out of IMD by follow-up were randomly selected from 38 931 newborns who participated in the neonatal IMD screening during 2014-2016. The 3 381 neonates were categorized into seven groups according to their gestational age and birth weight: extremely preterm appropriate-for-gestational age (AGA) group (n=12), preterm small-for-gestational age (SGA) group (n=18), preterm AGA group (n=219), preterm large-for-gestational age (LGA) group (n=18), full-term SGA group (n=206), full-term AGA group (n=2 677), and full-term LGA group (n=231)...
May 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760686/the-transcriptional-regulator-tfb-rf1-activates-transcription-of-a-putative-abc-transporter-in-pyrococcus-furiosus
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Robert Reichelt, Katharina M A Ruperti, Martina Kreuzer, Stefan Dexl, Michael Thomm, Winfried Hausner
Transcription factor B recruiting factor 1 (TFB-RF1; PF1088) is a transcription regulator which activates transcription on archaeal promoters containing weak TFB recognition elements (BRE) by recruiting TFB to the promoter. The mechanism of activation is described in detail, but nothing is known about the biological function of this protein in Pyrococcus furiosus . The protein is located in an operon structure together with the hypothetical gene pf1089 and western blot as well as end-point RT-PCR experiments revealed an extremely low expression rate of both proteins...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760681/sex-steroids-adult-neurogenesis-and-inflammation-in-cns-homeostasis-degeneration-and-repair
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REVIEW
Tracy A Larson
Sex steroidal hormones coordinate the development and maintenance of tissue architecture in many organs, including the central nervous systems (CNS). Within the CNS, sex steroids regulate the morphology, physiology, and behavior of a wide variety of neural cells including, but not limited to, neurons, glia, endothelial cells, and immune cells. Sex steroids spatially and temporally control distinct molecular networks, that, in turn modulate neural activity, synaptic plasticity, growth factor expression and function, nutrient exchange, cellular proliferation, and apoptosis...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760464/co-2-sensitive-trna-modification-associated-with-human-mitochondrial-disease
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Huan Lin, Kenjyo Miyauchi, Tai Harada, Ryo Okita, Eri Takeshita, Hirofumi Komaki, Kaoru Fujioka, Hideki Yagasaki, Yu-Ichi Goto, Kaori Yanaka, Shinichi Nakagawa, Yuriko Sakaguchi, Tsutomu Suzuki
It has been generally thought that tRNA modifications are stable and static, and their frequencies are rarely regulated. N6 -threonylcarbamoyladenosine (t6 A) occurs at position 37 of five mitochondrial (mt-)tRNA species. We show that YRDC and OSGEPL1 are responsible for t6 A37 formation, utilizing L-threonine, ATP, and CO2 /bicarbonate as substrates. OSGEPL1-knockout cells exhibit respiratory defects and reduced mitochondrial translation. We find low level of t6 A37 in mutant mt-tRNA isolated from the MERRF-like patient's cells, indicating that lack of t6 A37 results in pathological consequences...
May 14, 2018: Nature Communications
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