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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352340/angiotensin-1-7-induced-mas-receptor-activation-attenuates-atherosclerosis-through-a-nitric-oxide-dependent-mechanism-in-apolipoproteine-ko-mice
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Guang Yang, Geoffrey Istas, Sascha Höges, Mina Yakoub, Ulrike Hendgen-Cotta, Tienush Rassaf, Ana Rodriguez-Mateos, Lydia Hering, Maria Grandoch, Evanthia Mergia, Lars Christian Rump, Johannes Stegbauer
Angiotensin (Ang)-(1-7) ameliorates vascular injury by increasing nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability. Evidence that Ang-(1-7) attenuates the development of atherosclerosis through a NO-dependent mechanism is still missing. Moreover, it has been postulated that Ang-(1-7) may mediate its effects by other mechanisms than Mas receptor activation. To investigate Ang-(1-7)-dependent Mas receptor function, we treated apoE-KO and apoE/Mas-KO mice chronically with Ang-(1-7) (82 μg/kg per hour) or saline for 6 weeks...
January 20, 2018: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352107/mycolyltransferase-from-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-covalent-complex-with-tetrahydrolipstatin-provides-insights-into-antigen-85-catalysis
#2
Christopher M Goins, Steven Dajnowicz, Micholas D Smith, Jerry M Parks, Donald R Ronning
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Antigen 85 enzymes (Ag85s) catalyze the transfer of mycolic acid (MA) from trehalose monomycolate to produce the mycolyl arabinogalactan (mAG) or trehalose dimycolate (TDM). These lipids define the protective mycomembrane of Mycobacteria. The current model of substrate binding within the active sites of Ag85s for the production of TDM is not sterically and geometrically feasible; additionally, this model does not account for the production of mAG. Furthermore, this model does not address how Ag85s limit the hydrolysis of the acyl-enzyme intermediate while catalyzing acyl transfer...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351514/the-ace2-angiotensin-1-7-mas-axis-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system-focus-on-angiotensin-1-7
#3
Robson Augusto Souza Santos, Walkyria Oliveira Sampaio, Andreia C Alzamora, Daisy Motta-Santos, Natalia Alenina, Michael Bader, Maria Jose Campagnole-Santos
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is a key player in the control of the cardiovascular system and hydroelectrolyte balance, with an influence on organs and functions throughout the body. The classical view of this system saw it as a sequence of many enzymatic steps that culminate in the production of a single biologically active metabolite, the octapeptide angiotensin (ANG) II, by the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE). The past two decades have revealed new functions for some of the intermediate products, beyond their roles as substrates along the classical route...
January 1, 2018: Physiological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351452/the-role-of-intracellular-angiotensin-ii
#4
Richard N Re
It has become clear that the vasoactive peptide angiotensin II, like other so-called intracrines, can act in the intracellular space. Evidence has accumulated indicating that such angiotensin II activity can be upregulated in disease states and cause pathology. Indeed, other intracrines appear to be involved in disease pathogenesis as well. At the same time nitric oxide, potentially a cell protective factor, has been shown to be upregulated by intracellular angiotensin II. Recently data has been developed indicating that other potentially protective factors are directly upregulated at neuronal nuclei by angiotensin II...
January 12, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349012/arthroscopic-reduction-and-internal-fixation-of-a-rim-fracture
#5
Raul Torres-Eguía, Jesús Más Martínez, Javier Sanz-Reig
Femoroacetabular impingement is uncommonly associated to a rim fracture. Complete resection of the fragment might result in iatrogenic instability or poor femoral head coverage. In this report, we describe the step-by-step surgical technique of arthroscopic partial resection of a rim fracture, reduction and internal fixation of the remaining fragment to correct the impingement, and preserve the adequate acetabular coverage.
December 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349004/arthroscopic-treatment-of-a-malunion-of-a-posteromedial-tubercle-fracture-of-the-talus
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Jesús Más Martínez, Carmen Verdú Román, Enrique Martínez Giménez, Javier Sanz-Reig, David Bustamante Suárez de Puga, Manuel Morales Santías
Posteromedial ankle impingement is rare and uncommonly associated with a fracture. Bone resection of the fragment is the recommended treatment. In this report, we describe the step-by-step surgical technique of arthroscopic resection of a malunion of a posteromedial talus fracture to correct the impingement.
December 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346716/neuropeptide-af-induces-piecemeal-degranulation-in-murine-mucosal-mast-cells-a-new-mediator-in-neuro-immune-communication-in-the-intestinal-lamina-propria
#7
Nada Abdellah, Samuel Van Remoortel, Omnia Mohey-Elsaeed, Mohamed-Nabil Mostafa, Yasser A Ahmed, Jean-Pierre Timmermans, Roeland Buckinx
Neuropeptides AF (NPAF), FF (NPFF) and SF (NPSF) are RFamide neuropeptides known to be widely expressed in the mammalian central nervous system, where they fulfill a wide range of functions with pain modulation being the most prominent one. Recent evidence indicates that RFamides act as mediators in mast cell-sensory nerve communications related to allergic disease. Previous work by our group has shown that the expression levels of some members of the Mas-related gene receptor (Mrgpr) family in both enteric neurons and mucosal mast cells change during intestinal inflammation...
January 18, 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346325/synthesis-and-antimicrobial-activity-of-4-substituted-1-2-3-triazole-coumarin-derivatives
#8
Priscila López-Rojas, Monika Janeczko, Konrad Kubiński, Ángel Amesty, Maciej Masłyk, Ana Estévez-Braun
A new series of coumarin-1,2,3-triazole conjugates with varied alkyl, phenyl and heterocycle moieties at C-4 of the triazole nucleus were synthesized using a copper(I)-catalysed Huisgen 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction of corresponding O-propargylated coumarin (3) or N-propargylated coumarin (6) with alkyl or aryl azides. Based on their minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) against selected microorganisms, six out of twenty-six compounds showed significant antibacterial activity towards Enterococcus faecalis (MIC = 12...
January 18, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345059/microrna-networks-associated-with-active-systemic-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-regulate-cd163-expression-and-anti-inflammatory-functions-in-macrophages-through-two-distinct-mechanisms
#9
Thuy Do, Rachel Tan, Mark Bennett, Mario Medvedovic, Alexei A Grom, Nan Shen, Sherry Thornton, Grant S Schulert
Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SJIA) is a severe childhood arthropathy with features of autoinflammation. Monocytes and macrophages in SJIA have a complex phenotype with both pro- and anti-inflammatory properties that combine features of several well characterized in vitro conditions used to activate macrophages. An important anti-inflammatory phenotype is expression of CD163, a scavenger receptor that sequesters toxic pro-inflammatory complexes that is highly expressed in both active SJIA and macrophage activation syndrome (MAS)...
January 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344969/media-experiences-and-associations-with-mental-health-among-the-bereaved-of-the-mh17-disaster-a-latent-profile-analysis
#10
Peter G van der Velden, Erik van der Meulen, Lonneke I M Lenferink, Joris C Yzermans
Research has shown that the amount of media exposure is associated with post-event mental health problems. Whether bereaved individuals have negative experiences with media reports and whether they are associated with post-event mental health is unclear. This study evaluated these experiences and associations following the MH17-disaster. How media reports were experienced (nine topics, modified MAS), depression symptoms (QIDS-SR), functional problems (WSAS) and event-related coping-self-efficacy (CSE) were assessed about one year post-disaster (May-August 2015) among Dutch bereaved (N = 152)...
January 17, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344324/treatment-of-lateral-periorbital-lines-with-different-dilutions-of-incobotulinumtoxina
#11
Gabriele F Muti, Matteo Basso
BACKGROUND: IncobotulinumtoxinA is a botulinum neurotoxin type A that is free from complexing proteins and is used in various therapeutic indications and aesthetic medicine. It is approved for the treatment of glabellar frown lines in the United States. In Europe, it is also approved for the treatment of lateral periorbital lines (crow's feet) and for the combined treatment of upper facial lines, including glabellar frown lines, crow's feet, and horizontal forehead lines. METHODS: In the present study, incobotulinumtoxinA was injected at two different dilutions to treat female subjects aged 40 to 50 years who had moderate-to-severe lateral periorbital lines at maximum contraction according to a score of 2 or 3 points on the 5-point Merz Aesthetics Scales (MAS)...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343026/-applied-research-of-quadri-low-combined-with-automatic-tube-current-modulation-and-iterative-model-reconstruction-technology-in-head-and-neck-ct-angiography
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W Cai, C H Hu, X M Wang, S Hu, J Bao, J P Gong, G H Fan, W Zhang, D Shi, M H Qian
Objective: To investigate the feasibility of low tube voltage, low contrast medium concentration, injection rate and volume (quadri-low) combined with automatic tube current modulation (ATCM) and iterative model reconstruction (IMR) technology in head and neck CT angiography (CTA). Methods: A total of 70 patients whose body mass index (BMI)<25 kg/m(2) underwent head and neck CTA and digital subtraction angiography (DSA) from January to July 2017 were enrolled in this prospective study. According to random number table, patients were divided into two groups: group A (n=35) was scanned according to the protocol of 120 kV, 150 mAs, 50 ml and 5 ml/s iopromide (370 mg/ml) and filtered back projection (FBP) reconstruction; group B (n=35) was scanned with 80 kV, ATCM with mean tube current of 100 mAs, 30 ml and 3 ml/s iohexol (300 mg/ml) and IMR; the other parameters kept consistent between the two groups...
January 2, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342508/features-treatment-and-outcomes-of-macrophage-activation-syndrome-in-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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R Ezequiel Borgia, Maya Gerstein, Deborah M Levy, Earl D Silverman, Linda T Hiraki
OBJECTIVE: To describe the features and treatment of macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) in a childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) single centre cohort, and compare the cSLE manifestations and outcomes between those with and without MAS. METHODS: We included all cSLE patients followed at SickKids Hospital from 2002-12, and identified those also diagnosed with MAS. Demographic, clinical and laboratory features of MAS and SLE, medication use, hospital and PICU admissions as well as damage indices and mortality were extracted from the Lupus database...
January 17, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342430/tissue-expander-stimulated-lengthening-of-arteries-for-the-treatment-of-midaortic-syndrome-in-children
#14
Heung Bae Kim, Gabriel J Ramos-Gonzalez, Khashayar Vakili, Deborah R Stein, Michael A Ferguson, Diego Porras, James E Lock, Gulraiz Chaudry, Ahmad Alomari, Steven J Fishman
BACKGROUND: Midaortic syndrome (MAS) is a rare condition characterized by stenosis of the abdominal aorta. Patients with disease refractory to medical management will usually require either endovascular therapy or surgery with use of prosthetic graft material for bypass or patch angioplasty. We report our early experience with a novel approach using a tissue expander (TE) to lengthen the normal native arteries in children with MAS, allowing primary aortic repair without the need for prosthetic graft material...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342194/tolerance-to-mild-salinity-stress-in-japonica-rice-a-genome-wide-association-mapping-study-highlights-calcium-signaling-and-metabolism-genes
#15
Julien Frouin, Antoine Languillaume, Justine Mas, Delphine Mieulet, Arnaud Boisnard, Axel Labeyrie, Mathilde Bettembourg, Charlotte Bureau, Eve Lorenzini, Muriel Portefaix, Patricia Turquay, Aurore Vernet, Christophe Périn, Nourollah Ahmadi, Brigitte Courtois
Salinity tolerance is an important quality for European rice grown in river deltas. We evaluated the salinity tolerance of a panel of 235 temperate japonica rice accessions genotyped with 30,000 SNP markers. The panel was exposed to mild salt stress (50 mM NaCl; conductivity of 6 dS m-1) at the seedling stage. Eight different root and shoot growth parameters were measured for both the control and stressed treatments. The Na+ and K+ mass fractions of the stressed plants were measured using atomic absorption spectroscopy...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341045/approach-to-infants-born-through-meconium-stained-amniotic-fluid-evolution-based-on-evidence
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Munmun Rawat, Sushma Nangia, Praveen Chandrasekharan, Satyan Lakshminrusimha
Meconium-stained amniotic fluid (MSAF) during delivery is a marker of fetal stress. Neonates born through MSAF often need resuscitation and are at risk of meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS), air leaks, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and death. The neonatal resuscitation approach to MSAF has evolved over the last three decades. Previously, nonvigorous neonates soon after delivery were suctioned under the vocal cords with direct visualization technique using a meconium aspirator...
January 16, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339742/slaf-based-high-density-genetic-map-construction-and-qtl-mapping-for-major-economic-traits-in-sea-urchin-strongylocentrotus-intermedius
#17
Yaqing Chang, Jun Ding, Yuhui Xu, Dan Li, Weijie Zhang, Lei Li, Jian Song
Sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus intermedius) has long been a model species for developmental and evolutionary research, but only a few studies have focused on gene mapping. Here, we reported a high-density genetic map containing 4,387 polymorphism specific-length amplified fragment (SLAF) markers spanning 21 linkage groups (LG) for sea urchin. Based on this genetic map and phenotyping data for eight economic traits, 33 potentially significant QTLs were detected on ten different LGs with explanations ranging from 9...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335866/balancing-effect-of-biejiajian-oral-liquid-on-ace-ang-ii-at1r-axis-and-ace2-ang-1-7-mas-axis-in-rats-with-ccl4-induced-hepatic-fibrosis
#18
Xiao-Ya Li, Yan Peng, Xia-Wei Bu, Jia Yao, Li Yao
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of Biejiajian Oral Liquid (, BOL) on CCl4-induced hepatic fibrosis in rats by detecting the changes in the levels of angiotensin II (Ang II), angiotensin-(1-7) [Ang-(1-7)], angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), ACE2, angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R), Mas, etc. METHODS: A total of 180 Wistar rats were randomly divided into two groups by random digital table method: prevention experiment and treatment experiment. Each group was further subdivided into the following 6 subgroups: normal control group, model group, vitamin E [100 mg/(kg•d), VE] group, enalapril [10 mg/(kg•g), Ena] group, high-dosage [20 g/(kg•d)] BOL group, and low-dosage [10 g/(kg•d)] BOL group...
January 15, 2018: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333829/-galactosialidosis-a-new-de-novo-mutation-in-ctsa-gene-in-a-patient-with-late-infantile-galactosialidosis
#19
Lara García Hernández, Javier Sierra Sirvent, Laura Gort Mas, María J Coll Roseli
Galactosialidosis (OMIM #256540) is an autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder caused by mutations in the CTSA gene, which encodes the protective protein cathepsin A. The loss of function of this protein causes a secondarily deficiency of beta-galactosidase and N-acetyl-a-neuraminidase enzymes activities. We describe the clinical, biochemical and molecular analysis of a case report with a phenotype compatible with the late infantile form. The biochemical analysis reveled deficiencies of beta-galactosidase and neuraminidase activities in dried blood spot and fibroblasts and the molecular study showed two missense mutations in the CTSA gene: a previously reported mutation, p...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332447/a-projection-quality-driven-tube-current-modulation-method-in-cone-beam-ct-for-igrt-proof-of-concept
#20
Kuo Men, Jianrong Dai
PURPOSE: To develop a projection quality-driven tube current modulation method in cone-beam computed tomography for image-guided radiotherapy based on the prior attenuation information obtained by the planning computed tomography and then evaluate its effect on a reduction in the imaging dose. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The QCKV-1 phantom with different thicknesses (0-400 mm) of solid water upon it was used to simulate different attenuation (μ). Projections were acquired with a series of tube current-exposure time product (mAs) settings, and a 2-dimensional contrast to noise ratio was analyzed for each projection to create a lookup table of mAs versus 2-dimensional contrast to noise ratio, μ...
December 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
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