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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749080/cellular-and-genetic-models-of-h6pdh-and-11%C3%AE-hsd1-function-in-skeletal-muscle
#1
Agnieszka E Zielinska, Rachel S Fletcher, Mark Sherlock, Craig L Doig, Gareth G Lavery
Glucocorticoids are important for skeletal muscle energy metabolism, regulating glucose utilization, insulin sensitivity, and muscle mass. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate-dependent 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11β-HSD1)-mediated glucocorticoid activation in the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) is integral to mediating the detrimental effects of glucocorticoid excess in muscle. 11β-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 activity requires glucose-6-phosphate transporter (G6PT)-mediated G6P transport into the SR for its metabolism by hexose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (H6PDH) for NADPH generation...
July 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747013/estrogen-can-restore-tamoxifen-sensitivity-in-breast-cancer-cells-amidst-the-complex-network-of-resistance
#2
REVIEW
Sepideh Mansouri, Leila Farahmand, Aysooda Hosseinzade, Zahra Eslami-S, Keivan Majidzadeh-A
Breast cancer-related deaths have been on the decline ever since the application of systemic therapies. Chiefly, endocrine therapy, such as Tamoxifen, enhances the survival of estrogen receptor (ER)-positive patients. More than a decade has passed since the introduction of Tamoxifen, however, drug resistance, particularly to Tamoxifen, still remains a major challenge. It has been shown that not only does chronic Tamoxifen exposures induce resistance, but estrogen deprivation can as well. There are two Tamoxifen resistant cell lines, long term estrogen deprived (LTED) cells and cells that have acquired resistance due to long-term exposure to Tamoxifen (Tam-R)...
July 22, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745248/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-orbital-cellulitis
#3
N A van der Poel, E G van der Veer, F A Ebbens, M M de Win, R J Kloos, M P Mourits
Orbital cellulitis is a rare disease usually caused by sinusitis. Generally, the prognosis of both preseptal cellulitis and orbital cellulitis is favourable. Radiological distinction should be made between an orbital abscess and subperiosteal empyema. Theoretically, empyema is more accessible to antibiotics and, as it arises in a pre-existing anatomical space, it needs less aggressive treatment than an abscess. In contrast, the wall of an abscess created by the bacteria is scarcely permeable to antibiotics...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745068/arthroscopic-capsular-shrinkage-for-treatment-of-chronic-lateral-ankle-instability
#4
Gwendolyn Vuurberg, Jasper S de Vries, Rover Krips, Leendert Blankevoort, Alex W F M Fievez, C Niek van Dijk
BACKGROUND: Capsular shrinkage is an arthroscopic stabilization technique that can be used in patients with chronic ankle instability (CAI), if desired in addition to primary arthroscopic procedures. Despite positive short-term results, long-term follow-up of these patients has not yet been performed. Therefore, our objective was to assess whether capsular shrinkage still provided functional outcome after 12-14 years compared to preoperative scores. METHODS: This study was a retrospective long-term follow-up of a prospectively conducted longitudinal multicenter trial...
July 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744698/association-of-basal-serum-androgen-levels-with-ovarian-response-and-icsi-cycle-outcome
#5
C Abide Yayla, E Ozkaya, S Kayatas Eser, I Sanverdi, B Devranoglu, T Kutlu
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess the predictive value of basal serum testosterone (T) and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) levels during follicular phase for ovarian response and outcome in intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles of women with diminished ovarian reserve. METHODS: We prospectively gathered data of basal serum androgen levels and ICSI cycle characteristics of 120 women with diminished ovarian reserve. Association of basal serum T and DHEAS levels with ovarian response was analyzed...
July 25, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742082/bacterial-deception-of-mait-cells-in-a-cloud-of-superantigen-and-cytokines
#6
Johan K Sandberg, Anna Norrby-Teglund, Edwin Leeansyah
The bacterium Staphylococcus aureus is an important cause of the life-threatening condition toxic shock syndrome in humans. Bacterial toxins known as superantigens (SAgs) generate this illness by acting as broad activators of a substantial fraction of all T lymphocytes, bypassing the normally highly stringent T-cell receptor antigen specificity to cause a systemic inflammatory cytokine storm in the host. In a new study, Shaler et al. found that immune cells called mucosa-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells make an unexpectedly large contribution to the SAg response in a largely T-cell receptor-independent, cytokine-driven manner...
July 24, 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741793/telomerase-enzyme-deficiency-promotes-metabolic-dysfunction-in-murine-hepatocytes-upon-dietary-stress
#7
Raquel M Alves-Paiva, Sachiko Kajigaya, Xingmin Feng, Jichun Chen, Marie Desierto, Susan Wong, Danielle M Townsley, Flávia S Donaires, Adeline Bertola, Bin Gao, Neal S Young, Rodrigo T Calado
Short telomeres and genetic telomerase defects are risk factors for some human liver diseases, ranging from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) to cirrhosis. In murine models, telomere dysfunction has been shown to metabolically compromise hematopoietic cells, liver, and heart via the activation of the p53-PGC axis METHODS: Tert- and Terc-deficient mice were challenged with liquid high fat diet (HFD). Liver metabolic contents were analyzed by CE-TOFMS and liver fat content was confirmed by confocal and electronic microscopy RESULTS: Tert-deficient but not Terc-deficient mice develop hepatocyte injury and frank steatosis when challenged with liquid HFD...
July 25, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739616/awakening-with-amantadine-from-a-persistent-vegetative-state-after-subarachnoid-haemorrhage
#8
Sophie Mirabell Lehnerer, Franziska Scheibe, Ralph Buchert, Stefan Kliesch, Andreas Meisel
We report the case of a 36-year-old woman with a subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) caused by a rupture of a right-sided middle cerebral artery aneurysm and subsequent malignant infarction of the right hemisphere leading to a persistent vegetative state and severe spastic tetraparesis with recurrent myocloni. Nine months after disease onset, the patient was transferred to our department for diagnostic and therapeutic re-evaluation. The poor clinical condition could not be explained by the brain lesion caused by the SAH or infarction...
July 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737197/-congenital-hyperinsulinism-of-the-newborn-a-case-report
#9
Josefina Sáez, Juan Carlos Pattillo, Pilar Orellana, Claudia Godoy
Congenital hyperinsulinism (CH) is the most frequent cause of persistent hypoglycemia in the newborn and it is characterized by an inappropriately elevated insulin level in presence of hypoglycemia. Initial management is medical treatment, but if it fails, partial pancreatectomy is the surgical procedure of choice. OBJECTIVE: To report a case of a newborn with CH to aware on this condition and update its multidisciplinary management. CASE REPORT: The case of a full term newborn with severe symptomatic hypoglycemia unresponsive to medical treatment is reported ...
June 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735931/midterm-follow-up-of-ureteral-embolization-using-vascular-plugs-and-n-butyl-cyanoacrylate-glue
#10
Timothy Huber, Luke R Wilkins, Saher Sabri, Auh Whan Park, James R Stone, John F Angle, Wael E Saad, Alan H Matsumoto
This is a retrospective study of 9 consecutive female patients who underwent ureteral embolization via a "sandwich" technique with two vascular plugs and N-butyl cyanoacrylate glue for ureteral fistulae unresponsive to urinary diversion. Average age was 61 years (range, 39-77 y), average duration of diversion was 48 days (range, 2-120 d), and average follow-up was 11 months (range, 4-23 mo). Seven patients (78%) experienced immediate resolution of urinary leakage, and the other 2 (22%) required unilateral repeat treatment for resolution of leakage...
August 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735030/effect-of-bosentan-therapy-in-persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn
#11
Gunlawadee Maneenil, Anucha Thatrimontrichai, Waricha Janjindamai, Supaporn Dissaneevate
BACKGROUND: Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) contributes to neonatal hypoxemia and is associated with a high mortality. Some PPHN patients are unresponsive to inhaled nitric oxide (iNO). Bosentan, an oral endothelin-1 receptor antagonist, reduces pulmonary vascular resistance and hence may play a role in the treatment of PPHN. METHODS: A retrospective medical records review was performed in newborns who received oral bosentan as an adjunctive therapy for treatment of PPHN between January 2013 and February 2016 at the neonatal intensive care unit of Songklanagarind Hospital...
July 11, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733458/mapping-of-wnt-frizzled-interactions-by-multiplex-crispr-targeting-of-receptor-gene-families
#12
Oksana Voloshanenko, Philipp Gmach, Jan Winter, Dominique Kranz, Michael Boutros
Signaling pathway modules are often encoded by several closely related paralogous genes that can have redundant roles and are therefore difficult to analyze by loss-of-function analysis. A typical example is the Wnt signaling pathway, which in mammals is mediated by 19 Wnt ligands that can bind to 10 Frizzled (FZD) receptors. Although significant progress in understanding Wnt-FZD receptor interactions has been made in recent years, tools to generate systematic interaction maps have been largely lacking. Here we generated cell lines with multiplex mutant alleles of FZD1, FZD2, and FZD7 and demonstrate that these cells are unresponsive to canonical Wnt ligands...
July 21, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729524/cardiac-arrest-following-drug-abuse-with-intravenous-tapentadol-case-report-and-literature-review
#13
Misbahuddin Khaja, George Lominadze, Konstantin Millerman
BACKGROUND Tapentadol is a centrally acting opioid analgesic, with a dual mode of action, as a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor and an agonist of the μ-opioid receptor (MOR). Tapentadol is used for the management of musculoskeletal pain, and neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. CASE REPORT A 32-year-old woman attended hospital for evaluation of an intractable headache. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain were negative. She was found unresponsive in the bathroom on the day following hospital admission, and despite resuscitative measures, the patient died following cardiac arrest...
July 21, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726333/the-auditory-oddball-paradigm-revised-to-improve-bedside-detection-of-consciousness-in-behaviorally-unresponsive-patients
#14
Dominique Morlet, Perrine Ruby, Nathalie André-Obadia, Catherine Fischer
Active paradigms requiring subjects to engage in a mental task on request have been developed to detect consciousness in behaviorally unresponsive patients. Using auditory ERPs, the active condition consists in orienting patient's attention toward oddball stimuli. In comparison with passive listening, larger P300 in the active condition identifies voluntary processes. However, contrast between these two conditions is usually too weak to be detected at the individual level. To improve test sensitivity, we propose as a control condition to actively divert the subject's attention from the auditory stimuli with a mental imagery task that has been demonstrated to be within the grasp of the targeted patients: navigate in one's home...
July 20, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726131/detection-of-enzyme-activity-and-inhibition-during-studies-in-solution-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-with-catalycest-mri
#15
Sanhita Sinharay, Edward A Randtke, Christine M Howison, Natalia A Ignatenko, Mark D Pagel
PURPOSE: The detection of enzyme activities and evaluation of enzyme inhibitors have been challenging with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). To address this need, we have developed a diamagnetic, nonmetallic contrast agent and a protocol known as catalyCEST MRI that uses chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) to detect enzyme activity as well as enzyme inhibition. PROCEDURES: We synthesized a diamagnetic MRI contrast agent that has enzyme responsive and enzyme unresponsive CEST signals...
July 19, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725947/clinical-heterogeneity-of-sapho-syndrome-challenging-diagnose-and-treatment
#16
REVIEW
Francesco Cianci, Angelo Zoli, Elisa Gremese, Gianfranco Ferraccioli
Synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis and osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome is a rare disease which is often misdiagnosed and under-recognized, because of its peculiar and heterogeneous clinical presentation. Its main features consist of cutaneous and osteoarticular manifestations, the latter affecting more often the anterior chest wall and having typical radiologic findings. There are no validated diagnostic criteria for SAPHO and no guidelines for treatment, due mainly to its rarity; as a consequence, therapy is empirical and aimed to control pain and modifying inflammatory process...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724936/an-engineered-protein-antagonist-of-k-ras-b-raf-interaction
#17
Monique J Kauke, Michael W Traxlmayr, Jillian A Parker, Jonathan D Kiefer, Ryan Knihtila, John McGee, Greg Verdine, Carla Mattos, K Dane Wittrup
Ras is at the hub of signal transduction pathways controlling cell proliferation and survival. Its mutants, present in about 30% of human cancers, are major drivers of oncogenesis and render tumors unresponsive to standard therapies. Here we report the engineering of a protein scaffold for preferential binding to K-Ras G12D. This is the first reported inhibitor to achieve nanomolar affinity while exhibiting specificity for mutant over wild type (WT) K-Ras. Crystal structures of the protein R11.1.6 in complex with K-Ras WT and K-Ras G12D offer insight into the structural basis for specificity, highlighting differences in the switch I conformation as the major defining element in the higher affinity interaction...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724464/refractory-longitudinally-extensive-transverse-myelitis-responsive-to-cyclophosphamide
#18
Laura J Baxter, Shuo Chen, Philippe Couillard, James N Scott, Christopher J Doig, Fiona Costello, Louis P Girard, John Klassen, Jodie M Burton
Severe longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM) can cause quadriplegia, marked sensory dysfunction, and respiratory failure. Some patients are unresponsive to conventional immune therapy. We report two cases of severe immune-mediated LETM requiring intensive care admission that failed to respond to high-dose corticosteroids, plasma exchange, intravenous immunoglobulin, and rituximab. Disease cessation and significant recovery was achieved after cyclophosphamide induction. In patients with severe acute immune-mediated LETM who fail to respond to corticosteroids and plasma exchange, cyclophosphamide induction should be considered...
July 20, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717935/rabbit-anti-human-thymocyte-immunoglobulin-for-the-rescue-treatment-of-chronic-antibody-mediated-rejection-after-pediatric-kidney-transplantation
#19
Yasemen Cihan, Nele Kanzelmeyer, Jens Drube, Martin Kreuzer, Christian Lerch, Imke Hennies, Kerstin Froede, Murielle Verboom, Thurid Ahlenstiel-Grunow, Lars Pape
BACKGROUND: Chronic antibody-mediated rejection (cAMR) is the leading cause of late kidney graft loss, but current therapies are often ineffective. Rabbit anti-human thymocyte immunoglobulin (rATG) may be helpful, but its use is virtually undocumented. METHODS: Data were analyzed retrospectively from nine pediatric kidney transplant patients with cAMR were treated with rATG (1.5 mg/kg × 5 days) at our center after non-response to pulsed prednisolone, intravenous immunoglobulin, rituximab, and increased immunosuppressive intensity (including switching to belatacept in some cases), with or without bortezomib...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717604/central-vestibular-syndrome-in-a-red-fox-vulpes-vulpes-with-presumptive-right-caudal-cerebral-artery-ischemic-infarct-and-prevalent-midbrain-involvement
#20
Mario Ricciardi, Floriana Gernone, Antonio De Simone, Pasquale Giannuzzi
A wild young male red fox (Vulpes vulpes) was found in the mountainous hinterland of Rome (Italy) with a heavily depressed mental status and unresponsive to the surrounding environment. Neurological examination revealed depression, left circling, right head tilt, ventromedial positional strabismus and decreased postural reactions on the left side. Neurological abnormalities were suggestive of central vestibular syndrome. Two consecutive MRIs performed with 30 days interval were compatible with lacunar ischemic infarct in the territory of right caudal cerebral artery and its collateral branches...
2017: Open veterinary journal
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