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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238988/plerixafor-and-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-for-mobilization-of-hematopoietic-stem-cells-for-autologous-transplantation-in-chinese-patients-with-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-a-randomized-phase-3-study
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Jun Zhu, Huiqiang Huang, Huan Chen, Xi Zhang, Zengjun Li, Depei Wu, Daobin Zhou, Yongping Song, Yu Hu, Yingmin Liang, Hanyun Ren, He Huang, Nainong Li, Hu Chen, Jiong Hu, Jianyong Li, Robin Meng, Junlong Wu, Dong Yu, Xiaojun Huang
BACKGROUND: This Phase 3 randomized, double-blind study evaluated the efficacy and safety of plerixafor plus granulocyte-colony-stimulating factor for the mobilization of hematopoietic stem cells in Chinese patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Adults (ages 18-75 years) with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in first or second complete or partial remission, without previous hematopoietic stem cell mobilization or autologous transplant, were included...
December 13, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234676/healing-and-antisecretory-effects-of-aqueous-extract-of-eremomastax-speciosa-acanthaceae-on-unhealed-gastric-ulcers
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A P Amang, C Mezui, G T Siwe, J Emakoua, G Mbah, E Z Nkwengoua, G E Enow-Orock, P V Tan
Objective: This work investigated the healing and antisecretory effects of the aqueous extract of Eremomastax speciosa on "unhealed gastric ulcers" associated with gastric acid hypersecretion. Materials and Methods: "Unhealed gastric ulcers" were induced using indomethacin following the establishment of acetic-acid-induced chronic gastric ulcers. The extract (200 and 400 mg/kg, per os) was administered concomitantly with indomethacin (1 mg/kg, subcutaneously)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225468/therapy-of-an-incomplete-spinal-cord-injury-by-intrathecal-injection-of-epo-and-subcutaneous-injection-of-epo-vitamin-c-and-g-csf
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Augustinus Bader, Martin Reinhardt, Achim Beuthe, Klaus Röhl, Shibashish Giri
Spinal cord injury is a rare disease with an incidence about 40 cases per million population in the USA. The most common reasons are traffic accidents, falls, violence and sports. A 53-year-old male patient presented with an incomplete tetraparesis as a result of a spinal cord injury after the accident. It was not possible to treat him with steroids because he was out of the therapeutic time period of 8 hours when he presented to the hospital. The main problem of spinal cord injuries is the secondary injury caused by inflammation and swelling of the spinal cord...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225158/exendin-4-partly-ameliorates-of-hyperglycemia-mediated-tissue-damage-in-lungs-of-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-mice
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Fusun Oztay, Serap Sancar Bas, Selda Gezginci-Oktayoglu, Merve Ercin, Sehnaz Bolkent
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) stimulates insulin secretion, and plays anti-inflammatory role in atherosclerosis, and has surfactant-releasing effects in lungs. GLP-1 analogues are used in diabetes therapy. This is the first study to investigate the effects of exendin-4, a GLP-1 receptor agonist, on lung injury in diabetic mice. BALB/c male mice were divided into four groups. The first group was given only citrate buffer, the second group was given only exendin-4, the third group was given only streptozotocin (STZ), and the fourth group was given both exendin-4 and STZ...
December 7, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225114/fructose-induced-inflammation-and-increased-cortisol-a-new-mechanism-for-how-sugar-induces-visceral-adiposity
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REVIEW
James J DiNicolantonio, Varshil Mehta, Neema Onkaramurthy, James H O'Keefe
Traditionally, the leading hypothesis regarding the development of obesity involves caloric imbalance, whereby the amount of calories consumed exceeds the amount of calories burned which causes obesity. Another hypothesis for why we get fat has surfaced in the last decade which is the idea that the overconsumption of added sugars and refined carbohydrates induce insulin resistance and high insulin levels causing obesity. While insulin is a fat-storing hormone, this hypothesis does not explain visceral adiposity, or why certain people are found to have fat stored in and around their organs...
December 7, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215843/-influence-of-partial-hepatectomie-on-ammoniumdetoxications-function-of-liver-at-chronic-tetrachlorcarbon-hepatitis
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P N Savilov
The purpose. To study the effect of partial hepatectomy (PH) on the main ways of ammonia detoxication in the liver (synthesis of urea and glutamine) in chronic tetrachlorcarbon (CCl4) hepatitis. Methods. The experiments were performed on 165 white outbred rats (females) weighing 180-220 g Chronic CCl4-hepatitis was reproduced by subcutaneous injection of 50% CCl4 solution in olive oil (0.1 ml/100g of body weight,65 days, through the day with two two-week breaks between 6-7 and 13-14 injections). PH conducted electrocautery, removing part of the left lobe of the liver (15-20% by weight of the body) to 65th (and last) day of the introduction of the CCl4...
April 2017: Patologicheskaia Fiziologiia i èksperimental'naia Terapiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215830/-study-of-migration-and-distribution-of-bone-marrow-cells-transplanted-animals-with-b16-melanoma
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A F Poveshchenko, A O Solovieva, K E Zubareva, D N Strunkin, O B Gricyk, O V Poveshchenko, A V Shurlygina, V I Konenkov
Purpose. Reveal features migration and distribution of syngeneic bone marrow cells (BMC) and subpopulations (MSC) after transplantation into the recipient carrier B16 melanoma bodies. Methods. We used mouse male and female C57BL/6 mice. Induction of Tumor Growth: B16 melanoma cells implanted subcutaneously into right hind paw of female C57BL/6 mice at a dose of 2.5 x 105 cells / mouse. migration study in vivo distribution and BMC and MSC was performed using genetic markers - Y-chromosome specific sequence line male C57Bl/6 syngeneic intravenous transplantation in females using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in real time on Authorized Termal Cycler - Light Cycler 480 II / 96 (Roche)...
April 2017: Patologicheskaia Fiziologiia i èksperimental'naia Terapiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214018/transcriptional-changes-in-mesenteric-and-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-from-holstein-cows-in-response-to-plane-of-dietary-energy
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S J Moisá, P Ji, J K Drackley, S L Rodriguez-Zas, J J Loor
Background: Dairy cows can readily overconsume dietary energy during most of the prepartum period, often leading to higher prepartal concentrations of insulin and glucose and excessive body fat deposition. The end result of these physiologic changes is greater adipose tissue lipolysis post-partum coupled with excessive hepatic lipid accumulation and compromised health. Although transcriptional regulation of the adipose response to energy availability is well established in non-ruminants, such regulation in cow adipose tissue depots remains poorly characterized...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207475/function-of-micrornas-in-the-osteogenic-differentiation-and-therapeutic-application-of-adipose-derived-stem-cells-ascs
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REVIEW
Walter M Hodges, Frederick O'Brien, Sadanand Fulzele, Mark W Hamrick
Traumatic wounds with segmental bone defects represent substantial reconstructive challenges. Autologous bone grafting is considered the gold standard for surgical treatment in many cases, but donor site morbidity and associated post-operative complications remain a concern. Advances in regenerative techniques utilizing mesenchymal stem cell populations from bone and adipose tissue have opened the door to improving bone repair in the limbs, spine, and craniofacial skeleton. The widespread availability, ease of extraction, and lack of immunogenicity have made adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) particularly attractive as a stem cell source for regenerative strategies...
December 2, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204393/lymphocutaneous-sporotrichosis-treated-with-potassium-iodide-with-development-of-subclinical-hypothyroidism-wolff-chaikoff-effect
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Pooja Arora, M Raihan, Asha Kubba, Ram K Gautam
Sporotrichosis is a subcutaneous mycotic infection caused by Sporothrix schenckii that is acquired by traumatic implantation. The diagnosis is established by demonstration of fungal elements on histopathology and culture. Potassium iodide, azole antifungals, and terbinafine are the treatment options available. In this article, we report a 60-year-old female with lymphocutaneous sporotrichosis that responded well to potassium iodide. However, subclinical hypothyroidism (Wolff-Chaikoff effect) was encountered as a side effect of therapy which was managed with thyroxine replacement...
November 2017: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203590/a-first-in-human-phase-1-study-of-subcutaneous-outpatient-recombinant-human-il-15-rhil-15-in-adults-with-advanced-solid-tumors
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Jeffrey S Miller, Chihiro Morishima, Douglas G McNeel, Manish R Patel, Holbrook E Kohrt, John A Thompson, Paul M Sondel, Heather A Wakelee, Mary L Disis, Judith C Kaiser, Martin A Cheever, Howard Streicher, Stephen P Creekmore, Thomas A Waldmann, Kevin C Conlon
PURPOSE: Preclinical data established Interleukin-15 as a homeostatic factor and powerful stimulator of NK and CD8+ T cell function, the basis for clinical testing. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: A first-in-human outpatient phase I dose escalation trial of subcutaneous (SC) rhIL-15 was conducted in refractory solid tumor cancer patients. Therapy consisted of daily (Monday - Friday) SC injections of rhIL-15 for two consecutive weeks (10 total doses/cycle). Clinical response was assessed by RECIST...
December 4, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200374/dexmedetomidine-increases-the-latency-of-thermal-antinociception-in-rats
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Yukako Tsutsui, Katsuhisa Sunada
Recent reports have stated that dexmedetomidine (DEX), an α2-adrenoreceptor agonist, enhances the local anesthetic effects of ropivacaine and prolongs its effective duration. However, little is known about the effect of a combination of DEX and lidocaine on anesthetic duration. Therefore, we investigated whether DEX can prolong the local anesthetic effect of lidocaine, using the thermal paw withdrawal test in Wistar rats in order to measure local anesthetic duration. We subcutaneously injected 50 μL of either normal saline, 2% lidocaine, a combination of 0...
2017: Anesthesia Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198509/testosterone-deficiency-causes-endothelial-dysfunction-via-elevation-of-asymmetric-dimethylarginine-and-oxidative-stress-in-castrated-rats
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Tomoya Kataoka, Yuji Hotta, Yasuhiro Maeda, Kazunori Kimura
BACKGROUND: Testosterone is believed to mediate the penile erectile response by producing adequate nitric oxide; therefore, testosterone deficiency results in erectile dysfunction through decreased nitric oxide bioavailability. However, the mechanisms underlying endothelial dysfunction in testosterone deficiency remain unclear. AIM: To investigate the mechanism of endothelial dysfunction in a rat model of testosterone deficiency. METHODS: Rats were distributed into 3 groups: castrated (Cast), castrated and supplemented with testosterone (Cast + T), and sham (Sham)...
December 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197657/feasibility-of-extravascular-pacing-with-a-novel-substernal-electrode-configuration-the-substernal-pacing-acute-clinical-evaluation-space-study-the-substernal-pacing-acute-clinical-evaluation-study
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Darius P Sholevar, Stanley Tung, Vikas Kuriachan, Peter Leong-Sit, Henri Roukoz, Gregory Engel, Steven P Kutalek, Devender Akula, Amy E Thompson, Melissa G T Christie, Marina Ostanniy, Franck Molin
BACKGROUND: Subcutaneous ICDs provide an alternative to transvenous defibrillation but require higher shock outputs and offer no anti-tachycardia pacing. The SPACE study evaluated the feasibility of pacing from an extravascular substernal location. OBJECTIVE: The primary purpose of the SPACE study was to characterize pacing from the substernal space. Secondary objectives included evaluating extracardiac stimulation and recording electrograms. METHODS: The SPACE study prospectively evaluated the feasibility of pacing with a commercially available EP catheter (Medtronic Marinr®, 7 Fr) acutely implanted in the substernal space via minimally invasive subxiphoid access...
November 29, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197566/local-subcutaneous-injection-of-chlorogenic-acid-inhibits-the-nociceptive-trigeminal-spinal-nucleus-caudalis-neurons-in-rats
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Kaede Kakita, Hirona Tsubouchi, Mayu Adachi, Shiori Takehana, Yoshihito Shimazu, Mamoru Takeda
Acute administration of chlorogenic acid (CGA) in vitro was recently shown to modulate potassium channel conductance and acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) in the primary sensory neurons; however, in vivo peripheral effects of CGA on the nociceptive mechanical stimulation of trigeminal neuronal activity remains to be determined. The present study investigated whether local administration of CGA in vivo attenuates mechanical stimulation-induced excitability of trigeminal spinal nucleus caudalis neuronal (SpVc) activity in rats...
November 29, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193093/molecular-adaptations-of-adipose-tissue-to-6%C3%A2-weeks-of-morning-fasting-vs-daily-breakfast-consumption-in-lean-and-obese-adults
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Javier T Gonzalez, Judith D Richardson, Enhad A Chowdhury, Francoise Koumanov, Geoffrey D Holman, Scott Cooper, Dylan Thompson, Kostas Tsintzas, James A Betts
This experiment assessed molecular responses of human subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue (SCAT) to 6 weeks of morning fasting. Forty-eight, healthy lean (n = 29) and obese (n = 20) adults provided SCAT biopsies before and after six weeks of morning fasting (FAST; 0 kcal until 1200 h) or daily breakfast consumption (BFAST; ≥700 kcal before 1100 h). Biopsies were analysed for mRNA levels of selected genes, and GLUT4 and Akt protein content. Basal and insulin-stimulated Akt activation and tissue glucose uptake rates were also determined...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190018/high-throughput-binocular-pattern-electroretinograms-in-the-mouse
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Tsung-Han Chou, Jonathon Toft-Nielsen, Vittorio Porciatti
We describe a new method for obtaining user-friendly, robust pattern electroretinograms (PERG) simultaneously from each eye using asynchronous binocular stimulation and one-channel acquisition of signals recorded from a subcutaneous needle in the snout.
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186713/phosphatidylcholine-causes-lipolysis-and-apoptosis-in-adipocytes-through-the-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-dependent-pathway
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Tae Woo Jung, Sung Tae Kim, Jun Ho Lee, Soo In Chae, Kwang Woo Hwang, Yoon Hee Chung, Hyoung-Chun Kim, A M Abd El-Aty, Tae Jin Lee, Eon Sub Park, Ji Hoon Jeong
A phosphatidylcholine (PPC) formulation has been used to treat cellulite; however, its underlying mechanism of action remains unclear. In this study, we demonstrated that PPC induces lipolysis and apoptosis in adipocytes, and evaluated a possible tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα)-dependent pathway, whereby PPC exerts these effects. For in vitro study, fully differentiated 3T3-L1 cells, mouse adipocytes were treated with various concentrations of PPC and cell apoptosis and lipolysis were assayed. For in vivo experiments, mice fed on a high-fat diet for 8 weeks were injected twice to abdominal subcutaneous fat tissues of either vehicle or PPC...
November 29, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185370/effect-of-nicotine-on-placental-ischemia-induced-complement-activation-and-hypertension-in-the-rat
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Connor F Laule, Cameron R Wing, Evan J Odean, Jacob A Wilcox, Jeffrey S Gilbert, Jean F Regal
Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-specific condition manifested by new-onset maternal hypertension with systemic inflammation, including increased innate immune system complement activation. While exact pathophysiology is unknown, evidence suggests that inadequate spiral artery invasion and resulting utero-placental insufficiency is the initiating event. Cigarette smoking during pregnancy decreases the risk of preeclampsia. Nicotine, a major component of cigarettes, stimulates the efferent cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway through peripherally expressed nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR) and is known to attenuate ischemia-reperfusion injury in kidney and liver...
December 2017: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184141/development-and-growth-of-organs-in-living-whole-embryo-and-larval-grafts-in-zebrafish
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Toshihiro Kawasaki, Akiteru Maeno, Toshihiko Shiroishi, Noriyoshi Sakai
Age-related systemic environments influence neurogenesis and organ regeneration of heterochronic parabiotic partners; however, the difficulty of manipulating small embryos prevents the effects of aged systemic environments on primitive organs at the developmental stage from being analysed. Here, we describe a novel transplantation system to support whole living embryos/larvae as grafts in immunodeficient zebrafish by the intrusion of host blood vessels into the grafts, allowing bodies similar to those of heterochronic parabiosis to be generated by subcutaneous grafting...
November 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
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